Liliana Soares has a background in Environmental Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), an Advanced Training Diploma in Construction, also from IST, and is enrolled in Ordem dos Engenheiros. She has also international credentials for advice on certifying and managing evaluation of sustainable construction projects by BREEAM, LiderA and SBTool systems.
She has joined S+A Green Lab in December 2014 as senior partner, after being General Director of ECOCHOICE, coordinating Sustainable Building and Urban Planning Departments of the company, whose team she has integrated in 2007. To this date, Liliana has conducted Strategic Environmental Assessment of projects, Management and Evaluation of sustainable construction projects, working on energy efficiency, air emissions, water consumption, wastewater production and waste and material management, development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). She has also experience in developing environmental awareness actions and development of buildings manuals (best practices for users and building managers) as well as technical and economic assessment of sustainability measures selected for each project. In ECOCHOICE she was also a key element in international activities, particularly in Brazil and Mexico markets.
Before collaborating with ECOCHOICE, Liliana was also part of the development team of LiderA scheme for voluntary certification of sustainable construction. While collaborating in this project, she was responsible for R&D activities within the scheme and with particular focus on Residential, Tourism and Services buildings, while developing case studies.