Colombia. Last December a workshop was held to launch the Building Efficiency Accelerator Accelerator Program (BEA Program) of the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley (AMVA) of Medellín.
Its purpose is to accelerate the implementation of integral sustainability solutions in existing buildings in this city and in the municipalities that make up the region.
AMVA's Bea Program, in particular, will develop business model options to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings and will be developed jointly by AMVA, the Colombian Council for Sustainable Construction (CCCS) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).
At the launch event, Eugenio Prieto Soto, Director of the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley, said that for the region, the joint work with these two important national and international entities is aligned with an institutional route designed to achieve the articulation of different actors that contribute to the transformation of the region towards sustainability.
For her part, Cristina Gamboa, Executive Director of the CCCS commented that "by committing to the BEA Program, the Aburrá Valley will have significant benefits, as a result of the reduction in costs associated with energy consumption and the creation of new markets for energy solutions. innovative ".