Not all financial or construction companies see it yet, but human settlements will never be what they once were. The shortage of drinking water, the growing need for (and cost of) electricity and the lack of space (due to population explosion) already force us humans to assume our responsibility with the health of the environment and the planet itself.
The Ecobanking Project´s “Financing Green Housing” course explores, in a comprehensive and practical way, the issue of sustainable, ecological and bioclimatic housing in a course that provides a significant amount of documents and exercises that demonstrate the urgent need to manage the economic activity of our cities and countries in a sustainable way.
A course that includes examples of sustainable housing from around the world, with a practical perspective, applicable to one’s own context and which facilitates achieving a vision of what is already the only alternative to design more efficient human settlements.
Science demonstrates that, through urbanization, the environment is undergoing multiple changes , and the only way to ensure healthy, efficient and economical residential spaces is through the implementation of optimized actions to save natural and financial resources.
This is the opinion of a participant in the Financing Green Housing Course, who, as a member of a family of builders, has ample knowledge of the issue of urban development in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa :
“As a member of the construction industry in my country, Honduras, I participated in the course in the June 2017 edition, and it was enlightening to hear the perspective of the banking representatives, and contrast it with the traditional notions that are held in the local construction industry, which even today does not represent the best example of sustainability “.
She continues to say that the industry must conform to economic standards of all kinds, and the optimization of resources. “There is a long way to go, the challenge is daunting, we must strive to generate changes in the industry, encourage better habits, from our workers to the residents, communicate notions of sustainability to them and demand changes in behavior, beginning with a much greater control and cleanliness of the work area, conformance to new construction systems and receptivity to issues such as water saving and good material handling. For a lifetime I have seen excessive waste and a lack of structure diametrically opposed to the notions that are held in banking , much more focused on economy and accuracy than the construction industry, it pains to admit it but I say it with full knowledge. Change is urgent.