Mexico City’s LEED Pioneer – Alicia Silva

Director and founder of Revitaliza Consultores in Mexico City, a firm specialized in environmental consulting for green building portfolios, Alicia is responsible for overseeing LEED certification, strategic development, and corporate sustainability initiatives in diverse markets encompassing México, Peru, Colombia and Spain. In 2015, Alicia was recognized by GB&D Magazine as one of the 20 women who are shaping the sustainability landscape of tomorrow.

She has overseen certification projects for several icon buildings: Torre Mayor (a 55-floor multi-tenant corporate building), Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento, (a 500 year old historic building), and  CIINOVA (the highest scoring LEED certified building in Latin America).

Alicica was featured in LEED in Motion Mexico, as one of the leaders in LEED consulting in Mexico.

Alicia is a founding member of SUMe Sustentabilidad Para Mexico. She served as its Vice President from 2011-2015. She volunteered on the LEED steering committee with USGBC, and represented Mexico at the LEED international Round Table until 2016. 

Alicia also works hard to advance gender equality in the construction industry. Her company culture is designed to keep smart women in their jobs. Her company does this by offering flexible schedules and quality of life so nobody has to choose between career and family!

She is the recipient of the Greenbuild Mexico Leadership Award 2019 a recognition for her trajectory as a change maker.

Her goal is to build a sustainable future where community and business growth are aligned with the vitality of the planet and the quality of human life. 

Show Highlights

  • Seattle’s EcoTopia and Ecopreneurs force you to convert to a super green life.
  • Raising the standard overcomes gender bias in the industry and in Latin America. 
  • The benefits of LEED evolved to change the markets, increase education, and promote green building in a developing country.
  • Tips for the role of a green building consultant and how to demonstrate a business case, a health case, a better world case for every building you work in.
  • Strategizing how to make your whole portfolio better.
  • Shifts of the investors and the projects, in terms of the climate emergency now that green building is at the forefront. 
  • Education is essential if you want to transform and inspire the market.

“We really want to be the best for the world, not just the best in the world. I want to see the transformation that happens in people when they are moved internally by green buildings and sustainability and see, for perhaps the first time, that there is a better way of living this life. I want people to know we not only have the responsibility – but the power to build a better world for ourselves and for  the generations that follow us.”

– Alicia Silva

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