The overall objective of the project is to contribute to resource efficiency in South Africa's construction sector, by promoting the design, construction, and certification of energy and water efficient (green) buildings. The project will focus on residential buildings, particularly in the middle and gap market. Objectives will be achieved by strengthening the local capacity of the Green Building Council of South Africa to implement and promote the EDGE-based voluntary green building certification system, and by working with the financial sector to launch new products in the market that answer the financing particulars of green buildings.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC
The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/