New Member Travels to Bolivia to Speak on Green Building

Cochabamba Colegio de Arquitectos conference

One of the newest members of NC-Bolivia Partners, Darren Legge, traveled to Bolivia in May and June to deliver a series of conferences on green building. Speaking at five universities and the Cochabamba Institute of Architects, Darren reached over 750 people with his training titled "Residential Green Building Science, Programs, and Tools." He also spoke with government officials, environmental NGOs, and local media to discuss opportunities for promoting sustainable development on a large scale.


Darren has performed more than 1,500 home performance inspections and overseen energy auditors in over 30 states. He is a certified International Green Rater and Quality Assurance Designee for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes certification program, which is currently expanding to over 120 countries. Darren was able to meet with GBC representatives in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz to exchange ideas about the development of a green homes rating system for use in Bolivia. His goal was to not only share his knowledge of green buildings in the U.S., but also empower Bolivians to create a locally appropriate system and connect them with resources and opportunities for further training.