Leapfrogging to a Green Building Code in Bolivia: A Policy Analysis
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In Bolivia, building codes are a nascent development. This presents an opportunity to learn from the international community, possibly even “leapfrogging” directly to a code that incorporates environmentally sustainable features. On behalf of our client, Partners of the Americas, this report assesses the opportunity for Bolivian municipalities to adopt commercial building codes similar to those developed by the International Code Council. Specifically, we analyze the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for use in Bolivia’s three principal cities: La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. We analyze the policies’ effectiveness in achieving building safety and environmental health improvements, as well as their potential economic costs and benefits. We also evaluate the feasibility of policy adoption and implementation.
CitationLegge, Darren; Stanton, Darius II; & Tran, Theo (2016). Leapfrogging to a Green Building Code in Bolivia: A Policy Analysis. Master's project, Duke University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11880.
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