Green builders from all over the Americas are meeting through Friday at the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio in La Uruca, and there is an expo of environmentally friendly building products and techniques that is open to the public during the daytime both today and Friday.
The sponsor is the Consejo de Construcción Verde de Costa Rica. An announcement said that today will be inaugurated the Programa EDGE, which is designed to evaluate and calculate the carbon dioxide emitted by a building as well as its energy consumption, water use and other resources.
Representatives from a number of national and international agencies are attending the conference. They met with former president José María Figueres of the Carbon War Fund at a welcoming reception.