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Renewable and Sustainable: The Future of Construction

A profile of Earthshot Prize nominee CASSA

While growing his Guatemalan solar company, Tono Aguilar realized that providing families in remote villages with electricity was only part of their challenge. “If you don’t have water or sanitation, and your walls are made of tin sheets, you’re still stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty.” After selling his company, Tono founded Guatemala-based CASSA in 2013, which is a 2022 Earthshot Prize nominee. He founded the construction company with the belief that, “All houses should capture natural resources and should do so renewably and sustainably.” Also central to CASSA’s approach is an effort to build as affordably as possible,…
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Kim is a writer with a background in banking and non-profits. She has worked with several non-profits on projects relating to strategy, communications and planning.

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