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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Jan 20, 2021

Experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Design and Sustainability. Strong business development professional graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. 


Show Highlights


  • Colombia’s use of natural ventilation to fit their mild climate
  • Sustainability analysis of LEED versus Edge Certification
  • Diego’s project Elemental, was an open letter for sustainability
  • Colombia’s push to create over 2 million sustainable social housing 
  • The push for a good ventilating systems 
  • The psychology of people and understanding the way to sell them sustainability
  • Industry impact in green building now that the world is conscious about the environment
  • Green Factory’s entrepreneurial journey to becoming a B-Corp



Sometimes you need to jump! Jump in and take risks. For me, sometimes I was a bit scared, which blocked me from doing things that I could and even wanted to do! I learned that sometimes you just have to take the leap and learn how to create your wings on the way down.” 

-Diego Felipe Prada 

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