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CIDEM nominated for the “Energy Globe Award”

 CIDEM nominado para el “Energy Globe Award”“EcoMaterials in Social Housing projects” is the title of the presentation by CIDEM, leading member of the EcoSouth network. The award ceremony takes place in Prague (Czech Republic) on April 14 as part of the meeting of the Ministers of Environment of the European Union.

The finalists were chosen from more than 800 projects on a globals scale... and the direct competitors for CIDEM are a project in Chile and another in Switzerland. Fernando Martirena will attend the ceremony in his function as principal author of the project and director of CIDEM and hopefully be the winner of the award.

Trees and flyer miles

The consultants of the EcoSouth network are frequent travelers....by road and by air. They also contribute to the climatic changes and therefore are called upon to counteract wherever possible. The CO2 produced by an aircraft per 1,000 Km and per passenger roughly is equivalent to the amount that will be absorbed by a tree. Therefore Grupo Sofonias has decided to plant (and care for) a tree for every 1,000 Km that any of its personnel flies....starting today. All readers are invited to join this action and report it here. 

New phone numbers

The Customer Service Centre has a new phone number:

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Estuardo QuispilloEstuardo Quispillo
Constructions technician
Expert in construction and operation of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln, VSBK (HVC, Horno Vertical Contínuo)
Installation, training and setup of workshops of MicroConcrete Roofing tiles


EcoMateriales: Teja de MicroConcreto y Paneles de FerroCemento

The EcoSur network presents a short professional video on two major technologies, the Ferrocement panels and the Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles. Filmed in Nicaragua and Salvador, it shows production and application and gives a summary overview of those two materials that have a relatively small ecological footprint and have widely proven to be sustainable in the three classical dimensions ecology, economy and social acceptance.

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