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Construction and Real Estate Sustainability Management: Costa Rican Prospects 2016–2021

Published Online: 27 Feb 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 10 (2022) - Issue 1 (January 2022)
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Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2255-9671
First Published
15 Dec 2015
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Population growth has increased climate impact and it is one of the reasons for the conception of sustainable management. Sustainability management has become an integral part of the business environment and decision-making processes. It is important to mention that construction sectors represent one of the main polluters. This article introduces the path for Costa Rica in the last five years in terms of development and the increasing number of companies with green building certification. Interviewing the professionals with vast experience in the sustainable sector is the tool used to compile the current situation of Costa Rica and the journey through this path as a pioneer in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study explores the situation lived by the companies in Costa Rica to set their projects according to the regulations established by the authorities in the sustainable management field and examines the position of the governmental authorities as a barrier or a facilitator. Therefore, this article aims to contribute to the discussion about the status of sustainability management in Costa Rica in the last five years as the scope of the investigation.

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