Kim is an experienced sustainability practitioner, with a special focus in the multifamily affordable housing sector. Since founding her company, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc., she has worked with community development corporations and other affordable housing developers to leverage programs and resources to achieve their goals for high performance housing. She leads the effort to certify projects as green, using the LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise and Enterprise Green Communities programs. Recently, her work has expanded to the neighborhood scale, as her clients look to certify large-scale development using the LEED ND program. Prior to founding Urban Habitat Initiatives, Kim worked in affordable housing finance. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. She received her B.S. in Arts and Design from MIT, and a Masters Degree in policy and planning from the Harvard Kennedy School.
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