LEED Fellow, Architect, and Urban Planner from Brazil – Luiza Junqueria

Luiza Junqueria, Architect and Urban Planner and first university student in Brazil to become LEED Accredited Professional (2008).

Since 2007 acting as sustainability and health consultant for building certifications (LEED, WELL, Fitwel, GBC Casa, among others). Manager of the First WELL Certified building in Latin America (Gold Level) and the First Fitwel Multi Family Residential in Latin.

Manager and team member of many projects seeking LEED certification such as shopping malls, soccer arenas (FIFA 2014 World Cup), industries, among others of the public and private sectors, which stand out the first Brazilian Core & Shell Certified building, the first school in Latin America and the first Brazilian city hall.


Materials committees for LEED adaptation in Brazil, Green Schools committee

Former president of the materials committee for GBC Casa

Former president of the Mind committee for the Well adaptation in Brazil

(all of above coordinated by GBC Brazil)

and member of the materials committee of CBCS

Director of the Sustainability technical group of young entrepreneurs of CJE – FIESP.

LEED Fellow (2020), WELL AP, DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) and GBC Brazil Casa consultant, and volunteer of the Living Building Challenge Sao Paulo.

Professor at AVM Distance Learning, and invited professor of the Mackenzie Presbiterian University and on the course “How to Become a LEED Green Associate ” by GBC Brazil. Co-creator and coordinator of the course “Comfort, Health and Well-being in Buildings” for GBC Brazil.

Show Highlights

  • Determining the most suitable certification system for regional projects.
  • Working with new technology in Brazil.
  • The importance of specializing in residential and commercial certification projects.
  • Luiza’s is a pioneer and brings a plethora of firsts to Latin America. 
  • The responsibility of WELL and Fitwell beyond a pandemic.
  • Adopt a pioneer spirit with LEED for schools, LEED GA vs LEED AP, ESG credentials in projects. 
  • Change society with education and investing in creating a LEED Fellow career.  
  • The benefits of being a “generalist” in consulting.

“We need to make green buildings more inclusive and accessible to all. Climate Change is an urgent issue and it affects mainly the most vulnerable people. I truly believe that we have to give access to quality, sustainable buildings for everyone and not only the commercial buildings. We need to make it inclusive without exception to all.”

-Luiza Junqueria 

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