Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on Florida’s gulf coast leaving a wake a destruction in its path, except for one neighborhood: Babcock Ranch. So, how did Babcock Ranch survive Ian unscathed? The answer: building with climate resiliency in mind.

Hear from Chris Corsten, Sustainability Consultant at EBI Consulting, about how companies can become more climate resilient, lessons learned from the Babcock Ranch’s experience during Hurricane Ian, how the EBI team helps to build more climate resilient communities, and more.

Meet Chris Corsten, Sustainability Consultant

Chris Corsten headhotChris Costen joined EBI in March of 2022, bringing nine years of experience in multifamily and single-family asset development and management. Over the last six years, he has bought, renovated and now manages 10 multifamily and single-family properties. Over the past eight years he has managed community development programs in Afghanistan that constructed schools, clinics, roads, irrigation systems, flood protection systems, and clean energy systems.

In his role as a sustainability consultant, Chris evaluates multifamily and industrial buildings and recommends the most effective ways to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly. He also assists clients in earning IREM, LEED and other green building certifications.

Chris graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, going on to complete his master’s in sustainability from Harvard University. He is a LEED Green Associate and holds a graduate certificate in corporate sustainability and innovation.

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