The Brazilian Chamber of Construction Industry (CBIC) launched in Salvador during the 87th ENIC three guides for sector companies.

The Reponsible Purchasing Guide aims to encourage the purchase of goods and environmental services socially responsible, says one of the publication's authors, Professor Raquel Blumenschein, of the Inclusion and Sustainability Laboratory of the Built Environment, at University of Brasilia (Lacis / UNB).
According to the expert, the work of 96 pages provides guidelines that contribute to increase the transparency of the supply chain and analyze the risks involved in hiring suppliers that do not meet consumer responsibility requirements. Two earlier versions of the guide were produced between 2007 and 2009. This guide can be read in Publications.

But the Guideline for the Environmental Licensing teaches how to prepare for the acquisition of compulsory licenses before works start. "The book came from the observation of how the licensing processes are one of the main bottlenecks in the construction sector," says the lawyer Erica Rusch, office Rusch Lawyers, one of the authors of the publication. "There is a lack of planning for entrepreneurs who often are not ready to step certifications," she says.

Erica says that one must know how to identify public and private actors involved in the process and the conflicts that may exist in the areas of construction, such as land issues or the presence of communities. "It is also necessary to observe environmental liabilities such as contaminated land and the removal of existing vegetation," he says. The guide has 44 pages.

The study Economic Incentives Mapping for Sustainable Construction paints a global picture of tax and fiscal issues governing the industry. Marcelo Buzaglo Dantas, the Buzaglo Dantas Lawyers, one of the authors of the book of 102 pages, the guide is a starting point in identifying and seeking to adapt the legal and environmental framework that although it has evolved in recent years, still has punitive contours for entrepreneurs. "The productive sector are tired of excessive rigor with lawful activities of licensing," says the expert, for 20 years in the environmental law area.

The title analyzes the legislation governing sustainable construction in eleven countries including the United States, Portugal and France. "In 2002, in Germany, 15% of all roofs in the country plans were already used as green roofs" lists. The national chapter, the book deals with state laws and policies for payment of environmental services in almost all states and the Federal District. Also lists ten bills related to sustainable construction.

Author: Jacilio Saraiva | From Salvador
Type: Feature
Date: 09/30/2015
Page: G02
Subject: UNB