Transforming Architecture, Improving Social Impact, and Reversing Causes of Climate Change

EOSIS

1. No Poverty 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Overview

EOSIS advise their clients to transform their business model through their expertise in building design and construction to one that maintains financial sustainability, improves productivity, well-being and health of those who design, build and inhabit buildings, improves social impact, and reverses causes of climate change as an additional impact.

They look forward to having social impact through communities of workers giving them health and safe places for work. They also are a company who cares about gender equality.

Authors

Karen Rojas Curiel

Karen Rojas Curiel

Omar Chavez

Omar Chavez

Ulises Fabian

Ulises Fabian

School

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

Professor

MARTIN H BREMER

MARTIN H BREMER

Innovation

As it was said in the previous question, they are willing to improve productivity, well-being and health of those who design, build and inhabit, through strategies that collaborate to reverse climate change and reduce the current externalities of construction. The way they do this is:

-Business Energy Modeling

-Enhanced Performance by Design

-Cost Effective Solutions

-Advisory to constructors so they can make what's necessary to transform their projects into green buildings certified with LEED, for example.

Transforming Architecture, Improving Social Impact, and Reversing Causes of Climate Change

Inspiration

At some point, they realized that with the practice they had as architects they could have a great impact not only in environmental terms but also in health and property for users. They took advantage of the need of customers by helping design an improvement in the projects that customers request.

They wanted to do something more for the planet beyond the architecture, something to have a positive impact on the planet. They started with the LEED certification to deliver greater value to their projects.

Some of their expressions during the phone call and the interview were:

"Our mission is to be agents of change, driving a real change in organizations. It is a company that wants to be financially stable, have a positive social impact and fight against the climate crisis.”

"There was a greater purpose to fulfill in the architecture designs they delivered."

“Having a positive impact on the carbon footprint of buildings.”

Overall impact

Knowledge and understanding of the physical principles associated with building performance are crucial for the development of effective strategies aimed to mitigate global warming and climate change globally.

Inner spaces must allow to breathe freely, have views towards nature and natural light to increase the productivity and health of the users. Design strategies also consider eliminating the need for mechanical cooling and heating systems.

28% Of better energy performance achieved in comparison with the ASHRAE 901-2010 standard.

40% water use reduction by efficient fixtures and rainwater harvesting.

Business benefit

They deliver to their customers financially healthy buildings and savings from the start, derived from increased efficiency. Energy modeling is an analysis for a new sustainable building or a modification to be one. This makes possible energy savings and efficient building performance, and therefore access to governmental incentives too.

Revenues are raised from each project in which their consultants work. They care about their employees' training and knowledge so they can deliver actual value to their clients. This market was not very explored in México so they became the pioneers on LEED Fellow, B Corp, SUMe, US Green Building Council, and Instituto Mexicano del Edificio Inteligente y Sustentable. Because of these, more architects are interested in making changes in Mexico:

LEED, for example, establishes parameters based on a high-performance building and LEED projects must exceed operating efficiency by at least 5%.

On the other side, Edge is based on 3 principles of sustainability: energy savings, water savings and energy savings incorporated in the materials. A parameter of energy consumption of consumption per square meter per year is established, where you have to have at least one 20% improvement The next step is to make a contribution in having a positive impact on the carbon footprint of buildings.

They are working on expanding towards LATAM (they have already started negotiations in Peru and Colombia).

Social and environmental benefit

EOSIS also benefits society and the environment with their interesting focus on:

Environmental Practices: Waste reduction by a recycling program including the seven classifications required by LEED.

Community Education: Being change-makers in the community, organizing lectures, events, and tours to certified buildings at least once a month.

Transparency: They are committed to keeping their operations transparent, and also law and tax compliant.

Education and Development: Work together with universities and institutions to promote green building education and generate a larger impact.

Gender Equality: Nearly half of the team are women.

Something they mentioned and we want to rescue, is their genuine interest in people and communities:

"Our main competitive advantage is our social program that has as its main objective to enhance health and dignity conditions for construction workers."

Interview Video

Interviews

Jorge López de Obeso, Chairman of the Board

Pedro Paredes Estapé, CEO

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EOSIS

EOSIS

Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX

Business Website: http://www.eosis.mx/

Year Founded: 2007

Number of Employees: 11 to 50

Eosis helps to make informed decisions in the creation of energy models, with energy efficiency and profitability through architectural design.

The company looks forward to transforming its business model through building design and construction to one that maintains financial sustainability, improves the productivity, well-being, and health of those who design, build and inhabit buildings, improves social impact, and reverses causes of climate change. Besides that, they collaborate to reverse climate change and reduce the current externalities of construction.