Introduction to Green Building Certifications (BREEAM, LEED) & Overview of financial incentives (NEEREA, LEA)

Introduction to Green Building Certifications (BREEAM, LEED) & Overview of financial incentives (NEEREA, LEA)

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Ghaith Moufarege

Ghaith Moufarege is a Senior Sustainability Engineer at EcoConsulting since 2013 working on BREEAM and LEED assessments, as well as other eco-building services. He has led or been involved in over 40 projects in Lebanon and abroad ranging from small residential houses to large developments, comprising BREEAM Very Good and LEED Platinum assessments. In his previous position, Ghaith was managing ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 and LEED certifications for Oger International Beirut office. In parallel, Ghaith is also in the management team of Liban Trek, the first ecotourism company in Lebanon (founded in 1997), specialized in tailored-made hiking, trekking, and cultural tours. He is in charge of the business development of the company. Meet him on a hiking trail! Ghaith holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental & Chemical Engineering from the “Ecole supérieure de chimieorganique et minérale” – France – and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mohamad Mortada

After completing his Bachelor in Architecture and stemming from his own interest in sustainability and earth architecture, Mohamad began working at EcoConsulting as a Sustainable Design Architect in 2016. He is an accredited LEED Green Associate and works on eco-friendly projects, many targeting the LEED or BREEAM green building certifications, as well as during the concept phase of projects coming up with the most applicable sustainability recommendations for each. He likes to draw, play and make board and video games. He is currently working on making a tricycle and mud bricks and has a special interest with human-powered devices and machines.

Seminar Content


This seminar gives an overview of Green Building Certifications, including:

-          Overview of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification in the UK,

-          Overview of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in the US,

-          Comparison between BREEAM and LEED,

-          Overview of the ARZ for offices certification in Lebanon

The intent, benefits, and procedures on how to apply for the green loans currently available in Lebanon for certified and non-certified projects will be presented, covering:

-            The NEEREA & LEA loans financed by the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL)

-            The LEEREFF loan developed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Central Bank (BDL)

-            The GEFF loan financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

July 16, 2021
11:00 am - 01:00 pm


1 Unit GB




Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods


Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities & Communities
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Climate Action

Who is it for?

Architects, engineers, building & construction students or professionals.