Rules for Sustainable Construction Formalized

The Standards Institute of Costa Rica has issued the "Requirements for sustainable buildings in the Tropics".

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The regulation was proposed by the Institute of Tropical Architecture, which was presented in May 2012 during a conference on green architecture and sustainable buildings.

Now the Standards Institute (INTECO), formally designated the National Agency for Standardization, has formalized the set of requirements for sustainable construction in the tropics, with the standard number 06-12-01:2012. reports that "The document establishes a set of 21 requirements that permit the best use of tropical conditions in order to save energy and water. In addition, they provide for a suitable arrangement for waste throughout the life cycle and less impact on the environment and a better quality of life for those who inhabit the structure. "

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