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UK specialists support a Code of Conduct for Sustainable Homes in Peru

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The UK’s Building Research Establishment and the Peruvian Ministry of Housing join forces to improve living and environmental conditions in Peru.

On 6 August, representatives from the Peruvian Ministry of Housing and the UK’s Building Research Establishment organisation met in Lima as part of the project “Developing and Implementing a Code of Conduct for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in Peru”, which receives funding from the British Embassy in Lima.

The goal of the meeting was to exchange views and experiences in order to better address challenges related to sustainable housing projects in Peru. Other key goals were to receive feedback from those involved in creating the housing code and to identify activities where these could be applied.

The CHS would promote the production of innovative, easy-to-assemble houses throughout the country, which in turn would support the local low-carbon industry and public environmental policies. The British Ambassador in Lima, James Dauris, delivered a welcome speech, followed by Richard Acosta, the National Head of Sanitation, on behalf of Dr Hilda Sandoval, the Vice Minister of Construction and Sanitation. Invitees included Gina Scerpella, the National Director for Housing, and representatives from the MIVIVINDA Fund, the National Directorate for Urbanism, the Peruvian Architect’s Association, as well as participants from universities, private sector, municipalities, and others.

British architects Adam Robinson and Chris Scott, from the Building Research Establishment, delivered a presentation entitled “the UK’s Experience in Implementing Codes of Conduct for Sustainable Homes,” while Liliana Ninaquispe from the National Housing Directorate, delivered the presentations “The Development and Implementation of a Code of Conduct Sustainable Homes in Peru”.