ACEEE Summer Study 2020: Why Did an International Bank Create a Green Building Rating System? (2020).

Authors: Smita C. Thomas, Geoffrey King (Energy Shrink) and Marcene Mitchell, Dr. Ommid Saberi, Rusmir Music, (IFC, World Bank).

Why did IFC—the world’s largest development finance institution focused on the private sector, and part of the World Bank Group—develop a rating system for green buildings? Sustainable building rating systems such as BREEAM and LEED have set the stage for green buildings in the developed world.Read Paper

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