IFC recently launched a new professional role as part of the EDGE green building certification system. EDGE Experts are architects, engineers and construction industry professionals who encourage the construction sector to design and build green by serving as trusted and experienced advisors on EDGE projects. They provide outstanding value to their clients by bringing their skills, insights and knowledge of the EDGE software to inspire confidence that a potential project can achieve EDGE certification.
PEER, the leading rating system for electricity generation, distribution and transmission, is excited to sponsor the annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco from Jan. 23–25, 2016. We hope you will be able to join us as we host a roundtable discussion on PEER and the grid of the future. PEER will also be featured on a panel for creating smarter cities, supporting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
Parksmart Advisor training is now being offered as both in-person and online through an instructor-led class by the International Parking Institute, in partnership with GBCI. Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process by evaluating parking facilities’ sustainable attributes and preparing their applications for certification submission.
The LEED rating system has become the most widely used green building program in the world because architects and engineers made it their own. By integrating LEED’s principles into practice and by selling it to their clients, professionals led the way.
As I get settled into my new role as president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue serving this dynamic and impressive organization of ours. Since joining the USGBC team more than seven years ago, I have felt enormously appreciative not only to work closely with Rick Fedrizzi
As Managing Director — APAC and Middle East, Gopalakrishnan manages business and market development of LEED and other GBCI rating systems for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
His expertise includes corporate strategy, international market expansion, branding, and business unit creation.
An alumnus of College of Engineering, Guindy and IIM Kolkata, he has more than 20 years of corporate experience in Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
Mili is Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President, USGBC. In her current role Mili is responsible for technical adaptation and customization of the portfolio of rating systems of GBCI for the Asia Pacific region. She is also responsible for customer coordination, education, training, and developing market mechanisms for adoption of the tools and rating systems for the region.
January is the time of year when we ask ourselves what we hope to see in the coming year. For the green building market in Latin America, we expect to see the investments in learning and early adoption of tools such as Arc, LEED v4 and EDGE pay off with more green building projects across the region.