What is SUSHI?
The Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (Sushi) is developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to increase the use of sustainable building solutions in social housing programs in developing countries. This project provides guidelines and case studies for developers to integrate sustainable solutions in the design, construction and operation of social housing units. From 2009 to 2011, the Sushi approach and guidelines were tested in Brazil and Thailand. From 2012 to 2013, a new pilot project will be developed in India and Bangladesh.
The Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (Sushi) promotes sustainable building practices in social housing programs. Sushi develops and verifies an approach to ensure that social housing programs include design criteria and construction practices that support sustainable building principles.