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dinero para las familias, empresas y contribuyentes; reducen las emisiones de gases de efecto de invernadero y contribuyen a un ambiente mas saludable para los residentes, trabajadores y la comunidad en general. The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certication system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. LEED is a point based system that allows building projects to score points for things such as the buildings location, how it implements strategies aimed at reducing the use of energy and water, how it makes creative use of environmentally preferred materials and how it protects indoor environmental quality for its occupants. By using less energy, LEED-certied buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.FUTURA: De acuerdo a su experiencia, que tipo de construccin obtiene los mejores benecios de una certicacin LEED?According to your experience, which kind of construction or building gets the best of a LEED certication?Dr. JK: LEED fue desarrollado inicialmente para proyectos de construccin nuevos pero desde entonces ha evolucionado para aplicarse a todo tipo de edicios, incluyendo edicios existentes, desarrollos ncleo y carcaza(core and shell), colegios, ventas minoristas (ambos nueva construccin e interiores comerciales), interiores comerciales, desarrollos de vecindarios, hogares y facilidades de atencin sanitaria. LEED was initially developed for new construction projects but has since evolved to apply to all building types including existing buildings, core and shell developments, schools, retail (both new construction and commercial interiors), commercial interiors, neighborhood developments, homes, and healthcare facilities. ! FUTURA: Cmo piensa usted que los pases latinoamericanos pueden incrementar el nmero de edicios que aplican para un esquema LEED?How do you think that Latin American countries can increase the number of buildings that apply for a LEED scheme?Dr. JK: ! Hemos visto un gran incremento en los ltimos tres 39 OBRA PROTEGIDA POR DERECHOS DE AUTORwww.kelcolombia.comENTREVISTA Sigue Pg. 40 FUTURA - TECNOLOGA RENOVABLE Y SOSTENIBLE Octubre 2011 Benecios LEED Imagen: aei-col.comViene de Pg. 38