Infrastructure 360°

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)Zofnass Program collaboration began in mid-2013 with two pilot case studies from their private sector finance department, expanison of the airport  Juan Santamaria in Costa Rica and a wind-farm Peralta in Uruguay. Soon the collaboration was expanded in creating the first private sector infrastructure sustainability awards program, the Infrastructure 360° awards, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Infrastructure 360° awards will identify, assess and reward sustainable infrastructure investments made by the private sector and public-private partnerships in IDB borrowing member countries. They will recognize outstanding sustainability practices with emphasis on climate and environment, as well as leading practices in social impact, governance and innovation.was expanded in creating the first private sector infrastructure sustainability awards program in Latin America and the Caribbean.

As part of this initiative, the Zofnass Program has developed an online self-assessment tool where project owners can evaluate and submit their infrastructure project. The IDB and Zofnass Program will select the 12 best projects every year to undergo a detailed sustainability assessment, from which the 3 best will be chosen as award nominees by a panel of experts. The first group of awardees will be announced at the IDB’s Annual Meeting in 2014. The IDBZofnass Program collaboration will provide exceptional opportunities for research and education for students and faculty.

Finalists

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New Quito International Airport, Ecuador International (Ecological) Airport in Galapagos, Ecuador Xingú and Macapá High Tension Lines, Brazil Aura Solar I photovoltaic Plant, Mexico Pozo Almonte Photovoltaic Plants, Chile Nuevo Necaxa-Avila Camacho Highway, Mexico Highway Vias Nuevas de Lima, Peru Los Hierros Hydrolectric Plant, Chile Santo Antonio do Jari Hydroelectric Power Plant, Brazil Lima Metro Line 1, Peru Wastewater Treatment Plant & Marine Outfall of La Chira, Peru Los Cocos Wind Farm, Dominican Republic

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Dr. Andreas Georgoulias, Research Director,  ageorgou@gsd.harvard.edu
Cristina Contreras, Research Associate & contact person for this project, ccontreras@gsd.harvard.edu
 
IDB 2015:
Cristobal N. Fuentes H., MDess 16′ • María Beatriz García, RA • Fabiola Guzmán Rivera, M.Arch • Reginald Raye, M.Arch • Adriana Chavez, M.Arch II/MDess 14′ • Axel Becerra, Postdoc Fellow • Mariana llano, MDess 16′ • Rahissa Melo, Fullbright Scholar • Laurel Schwab, MUP 16′ • Maria Arrasate, MDess 15′ • Arianna Galan, M.Arch • Francisco Quiñones, M.Arch II 14′
 
IDB 2014:
Emmanuel Torres, MAUD 14′ • Jennifer Lee, MUP 14′ • Juan Cristaldo, MAUD 13′ • Julie D. Mercier, MDess 15′ • Kevin Gurley, MUP 15′ • Manuela Guzman, MAUD 14′ • Maria Isabel Arroyo, MLA • Mariana Barrera, MUP 14′ • Sofia Viguri, MUP 15′ • Maria Catalina Picon, MLA 15′ • Daniel Daou, DDes • Anna Falvello, M.Arch I • Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón, Mdess 13′ • Omar Davis, MLA 14′ • Maria Arrasate, MDess 15′ • Arianna Galan, M.Arch • Francisco Quiñones, M.Arch II 14′

 

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