Cundinamarca, Colombia
Major Cobenefit
Employee Well-Being
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Energy Efficiency
Bosque Andino
The Gold Standard®
Gold Standard Registry


This project is the first and only Goldstandard project in Colombia.

The project has been developed over four years with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the energy system in two ceramic factories in Cundinamarca and promote the substitution of fossil fuels to renewable sources.

“This project is only the beginning. We hope to encourage the development of other emission reduction projects in Colombia”, says the coordinator of Sustainable Carbon, Marcelo Haddad.

Project Description

The project consists of two ceramic factories, Las Tapias and Santander,which are located in the state of Cundinamarca, in Colombia.Both factories used inefficient furnaces for the production of bricks for the regional market in the metropolitan area of Bogotá. With the carbon project, highly efficient furnaces have been installed, increasing the factory’s efficiency by 40% and thereby reducing the use of coal.Furthermore, with this project, the ceramic factories are involved in the fuel-switching project, which involves the exchange of coal to renewable biomass available in the region, such as wood residues.The project follows the Gold Standard® , supported by WWF, which is currently the most rigorous certification worldwide for GHG emission reduction projects.

Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Public consultation: holding meetings in the presence of community members and organisations to explain the project and to provide the opportunity for the interested parties to discuss nd express their opinion on the project
  • More health and safety for workers

Environmental benefits

  • Reducing the use of fossil fuel coal
  • The use of more efficient technologies: 40% of improvement in energy efficiency
  • In 8 years of running the project, 130,000 tCO2e will be prevented from being emitted into the atmosphere

Economic benefits

  • Advanced Technologies: replacement of inefficient furnaces to modern and efficient technologies
  • Encouraging local market: by purchasing renewable biomass such as wood residues and cashew pruning
Amount of CO2e 129337
Number of Beneficiaries 54