Submitted by: Urban Core International, S.A.
Posted: Oct 25, 2007 – 12:01 PM EST
Oct. 25 /CSRwire/ - PANAMA CITY, PANAMA - Ocotber 25, 2007 - Urban Core International, S.A., is a sustainable investment group with holdings in three distinct companies, each promoting global sustainability in a unique style. Our motto Build Better : Live Better, reflects our desire to improve communities on a local and global scale, through innovations within the built environment as well as strengthening sustainability awareness through education.
Urban Core Development, S.A. Our development corporation, Urban Core Development, S.A., is focused on the creation of boutique, sustainable housing projects in and around Panama City. Urban Core Development has designed and will be building some of Panama's most unique products to date. Urban Vista is a luxury mid-rise building in the heart of Panama City, and is also the first LEED registered project in the country. Urban Vista represents a landmark of sustainability in Panama City, a rapidly growing, cosmopolitan community. Urban Rio, Panama's first residential container home complex, will include the first green roof in any workforce neighborhood in the country.
Our manufactured housing division, ecotainers, S.A., brings the company's core values to a wider range of clients. The ecotainers motto, Green Contained, expresses a desire to perfectly balance affordability and sustainable housing in a way never before achieved. Through it's unique and flexible approach to prefabrication, ecotainers has the ability to bring green building to all types of residents, from tightly budgeted government projects to more lavish eco-resorts.
The Letter Green, S.A., our educational division, produces a quarterly bilingual publication, titled The Letter Green, and is dedicated to increasing education through sustainability journalism. The Letter Green highlights a spectrum of green news with a focus on Latin America, including building news, nonprofit organizations, and interviews with innovative businesses and entrepreneurs. With thousands of copies in circulation every quarter, as well as an online blog, The Letter Green fosters awareness and knowledge of green life across North, Central and South America.
Urban Core International believes that sustainability is more than a business - it's a necessary way of life. The true balance of economics and society comes not only from smart strategies and innovative products, but also from a general concern for the well being of others as well as the environment. Urban Core International and its affiliated companies actively engage in many social investment and charity projects, including micro-business loans to empower lower income families in developing countries to start businesses, as well as reforestation, global awareness, and green building projects. Urban Core International is constantly looking for and participating in new opportunities to improve communities, both local and foreign, in a variety of ways, as we believe there is no one set path for sustainable development and progress. Rather, Urban Core International is committed to be engaged in a global effort to provide future generations with a better world. From this stems our motto, and the testament of our values - Build Better : Live Better.