GBCpe launches new Mandatory National Technical Code for Sustainable Construction (v2)

Through its long-standing alliance with the Peruvian Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS), Peru Green Building Council (GBCpe) launched in 2021 the new version of the National Technical Code For Sustainable Construction (Código Técnico de Construcción Sostenible, CTCS). This national regulatory document is a guide for transforming regular building projects into sustainable ones. It is complimentary to all building national codes and regulations, and aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for that country.

Through five main categories, the code establishes simple and clear guides for projects to be designed and constructed in a more sustainable way. This new code will be of mandatory application for all public sector projects and voluntary for all private sector ones. 

The impact of this new code is expected to be huge, with some local governments already adopting it as a base compliance guide for their new and updated sustainable building incentive programs. There has been international interest from the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) project, in which WorldGBC and other Green Building Councils (GBCs) in the region are also key stakeholders. 

The CEELA project in Perú will be focused on preparing the market for adopting the code. A series of training is already being prepared (with the collaboration of GBCpe and the MVCS) and will be imparted in several cities of the country. Additional marketing and readiness material is also being developed and distributed throughout the building sector professionals.

GBCpe is currently working very closely with the MVCS to update the local baselines of the code as well as prepare the platform for documentation and processing.  

Francesca Mayer Martinelli, CEO, GBCpe, said:

“We hope that this code will not only transform the way in which buildings, communities and cities are design, constructed, and further operated in our country, but it will also set an example in the region, for other GBCs and countries to develop similar regulations. At the same time, this transformation of the market could serve as a potential attractive for international funding entities, which would provide us with the right resources to develop and further this type of regulations. Achieving Net Zero will be a complicated task for our country, but when it comes to sustainability, it all adds up!” 

Find out more. 

Through its long-standing alliance with the Peruvian Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS), Peru Green Building Council (GBCpe) launched in 2021 the new version of the National Technical Code For Sustainable Construction (Código Técnico de Construcción Sostenible, CTCS). This national regulatory document is a guide for transforming regular building projects into sustainable ones. It is complimentary to all building national codes and regulations, and aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for that country.

Through five main categories, the code establishes simple and clear guides for projects to be designed and constructed in a more sustainable way. This new code will be of mandatory application for all public sector projects and voluntary for all private sector ones. 

The impact of this new code is expected to be huge, with some local governments already adopting it as a base compliance guide for their new and updated sustainable building incentive programs. There has been international interest from the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) project, in which WorldGBC and other Green Building Councils (GBCs) in the region are also key stakeholders. 

The CEELA project in Perú will be focused on preparing the market for adopting the code. A series of training is already being prepared (with the collaboration of GBCpe and the MVCS) and will be imparted in several cities of the country. Additional marketing and readiness material is also being developed and distributed throughout the building sector professionals.

GBCpe is currently working very closely with the MVCS to update the local baselines of the code as well as prepare the platform for documentation and processing.  

Francesca Mayer Martinelli, CEO, GBCpe, said:

“We hope that this code will not only transform the way in which buildings, communities and cities are design, constructed, and further operated in our country, but it will also set an example in the region, for other GBCs and countries to develop similar regulations. At the same time, this transformation of the market could serve as a potential attractive for international funding entities, which would provide us with the right resources to develop and further this type of regulations. Achieving Net Zero will be a complicated task for our country, but when it comes to sustainability, it all adds up!” 

Find out more.