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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Jun 16, 2021

LEED Fellow, experienced Sustainability Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Sustainability, Sustainable Architecture, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Design, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor’s of Urban Planning focused in the Faculty of Engineering - Ain Shams University. Collège de la Sainte Famille.


Show Highlights

  • The DAR group’s conglomerate of many companies to promote an international experience.
  • Being the first, LEED AP in Asia.
  • Difficulties and techniques to build a green building in Egypt.
  • The need for various rating systems applied on projects in Egypt (Qatar, QSAS, GSAS and EDGE).
  • EDGE provides Egypt with something that is easier and simpler to apply to complex builds.
  • Avoid pricing LEED out of the projects with poor consulting advice
  • Karim shares difficulties working in a large firm with his unique career experience.
  • Changing the level of awareness of green and healthy building in Egypt 


“If you want to be good at something, really know it! Don't pretend that you know about it, but get to know it so that when you are tested, you can show your methods. Don't pretend, don't move to trends because the trends change. Follow your passion. Really follow your passion and get a lot of knowledge about it - more than anybody else, and become the person to go to. Then you will not be afraid to give your knowledge to other people because you will be moving forward.”

-Karim Farah


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