Sardimar: $7 Million in Treatment Plant

The Costa Rican fish and seafood cannery built a plant to purify the water it uses in its production process.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sardimar, which consumes 1600 cubic meters of water, made the decision to invest in green technology in response to the characteristics of many American and European customers who, when buying products, take into account whether they are made with environmentally friendly processes.

An article in Nacion.com reported: "'The first thing some customers do, in Germany for example, is find out (through the Internet) the environmental and labor policy of the products they consume,' said Tom Gilmore, general manager of the company."

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Certification for Sustainable Buildings Launched

May 2012

With the name ‘Requirements for Sustainable Buildings in the Tropics in Costa Rica’ a guide the construction of environmentally friendly buildings has been presented.

Named ‘Requisitos para Edificios Sostenibles en El Trópico ‘ in Spanish, or RESET, the certification is the first of its kind to be created in the country, and was presented on Wednesday during a conference on green architecture and sustainable buildings.

Guatemala To Build 5 Water Treatment Plants

April 2010

The department of Chimaltenango will invest 10% of its 2010 budget in building 5 water treatment plants.

Juventino Sal, delegate from the Municipal Planning Office, informed: “Our program includes 5 water treatment plants and 5 sewer projects”. The plants would be located in Texabín, Santa Isabel, Ciénaga Grande, Puerto Rico and the end of Zona 3.

IDB approves green facility for Banco General of Panama

November 2009

A $20 million non-sovereign guaranteed loan from the IDB will support Banco General, in growing a portfolio of green projects.

The facility will support investments involving energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management and other carbon-mitigating projects.

Sylvania invests in New Equipment in Costa Rica

April 2009

The company is betting on increased sales to Europe and the US with a $1 million investment.

The goal is to increase competitiveness in order to cope with the crisis which forced the company to lay off 200 employees in February. Moreover, the new facilities are environmentally friendly, having added a treatment plant for water used in the industrial process.

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