Acknowledgments

LGBC’s ARZ Building Rating System V1.0 is being made possible through the joint efforts of many dedicated volunteers, members and in particular the members serving on the Board of LGBC. It has been achieved in cooperation with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and international consultants experienced with similar rating systems in other markets.

LGBC Board members( 2011-2013)
Ali Berro | Aram Yeretzian | Gilbert Tegho | Nohad Boudani | Rabih Khairallah | Raymond Abouzeid | Rima Sorour Al Housseiny| Samir Traboulsi | Walid el Baba |Ziad Haddad |

LGBC Board members( 2008-2011)
Adel Mourtada | Anwar Ali | Aram Yeretzian | Elie Baradhy | Hussein Salloum | Naji Tannous | Rabih Khairallah | Samir Traboulsi | Walid el Baba | Youssef Ghantous |

Other Contributors
Abdo Chamieh | Amal Khreis | Georges Abou Adal | Maya Karkour | Omar Katanani | Patrick Tayeh | Riad Assaf | Therese Salameh | Todd Ashton |

International consultants
Alan Couch | WSP Environment & Energy
Jamie Goth | Goth Energy
Rabih El Fadl | Zef Concept

IFC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development. In a time of global economic uncertainty, our new investments climbed to a record $18 billion in fiscal year 2010, of which more than $1.64 billion went to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency and other climate-related businesses.Helping businesses and governments mitigate the effects of climate change is central to IFC’s strategy. Our investments and advisory services support clean products and the greening of manufacturing, agribusiness and service industries, thereby reducing our clients’ carbon footprints. The introduction of the ARZ Building Rating System is part of IFC’s wider Lebanon Green Building Pilot Project and a regional resource efficiency advisory service project, which aims to demonstrate to building owners and financial institutions the strong business case for making the country’s buildings more environmentally friendly.
For more information, visit www.ifc.org/climatebusiness