Webinar: ‘EDGE certified homes – case studies of green housing from different parts of the world‘
Friday 27 September 15:00-16:30 CET
There is a need for decision makers to understand the risks that the climate change and environmental degradation and the impact that the housing sector can have to mitigate and adapt to these. The affordable housing sector in developing countries is a growing sector and its greening is important.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC),which is a member of the World Bank Group, with its EDGE certifying program has certified over 50,000 homes with an additional 65,000 residential units registered for certification. EDGE is uniquely positioned to help with green homes design and certification because it is a fast, easy and affordable way for the property sector to design and build green. The free EDGE software helps developers pick the most cost effective green measures, while affordable certification ensures the benefits of World Bank Group branding and marketing, as well as access to green finance. In this webinar, the IFC will present the EDGE certification software and showcase affordable housing case studies from Brazil, Haiti, Philippines, and South Africa that have been certified with EDGE.
Rusmir Musić is the Global Business Development Lead for IFC’s EDGE Green Buildings Market Transformation Program. Rusmir joined IFC in 2011 where he initially worked as Strategy Officer for the Climate Business Department and was part of the team that synthesized IFC’s Climate Implementation Plan. Rusmir hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he left at age 17 - as a war refugee - for the United States. He received his BA in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and his MA from Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. After working in the education sector, he received an MBA from the Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.