Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc.
Kimberly Vermeer, LEED AP Homes, President of Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc., is an interdisciplinary sustainability practitioner, author, and podcaster, with a special focus in multifamily affordable housing. Through her company, she consults to affordable housing developers to advance sustainability and climate resilience in their development projects and organizations. Committed to equity in sustainability and to delivering the benefits of green building to vulnerable populations, she works with teams to incorporate a full range of sustainability and climate resilience strategies into their projects and guides the LEED and Enterprise Green Communities certification process. In her podcast, Green in Action, Kim shares stories of the people and organizations that are leading the transformation of the affordable housing sector through sustainable design and development strategies, and through the podcast expanding a community of practitioners and advocates. Kim is co-author, with Walker Wells, of the recently published book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition. Kim is an experienced educator and has developed and facilitated many professional education and peer learning events. Her background includes housing finance, policy, and development. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM