About

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.

Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) program, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®) and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.

GBCI is comprised of 140+ staff experts and 600 consultants apportioned into three teams that form a paramount organization through certification, credentialing and customer support. With locations in both the U.S. and India, GBCI supports project teams and professionals in over 160 countries.

GBCI ensures best in class delivery and full service offerings including brand building and brand management, user experience, platform development, sales and marketing. GBCI also provides a comprehensive go to market strategy support including sales, technical support, customer experience, marketing, advocacy and event management.

GBCI provides third party verification services for certification and credentialing through a scientific process by which a product, process or service is reviewed by a reputable and unbiased third party to verify that a set of criteria, claims or standards are being met. Certification and credentialing is used within the global green building industry to demonstrate credibility, provide a metric for comparisons and add significant value. Interested? Contact us.

Mission

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization for independently recognizing excellence in sustainability performance and practice globally. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green business practices, which fosters global competitiveness and enhances environmental performance and human health benefits.

Vision

Businesses and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.

Guiding Principles

Validity and Quality

Ensuring Validity and Quality

We ensure rigor in the design, development, and implementation of processes and tools used to measure performance (certification) and practice (credentialing). Our methodologies and tools are designed for consistency and objectivity to ensure the validity of our certifications and credentials.

Transparency and Clarity

Operating with Transparency and Clarity

We are open and transparent in the way we do business and the information we share. We conduct our business with a deep sense of integrity and ethical responsibility that creates predictability and confidence in the marketplace and for our stakeholders.

Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

We practice continuous improvement and adapt to the changing needs of the global marketplace, advancing our knowledge and expertise to accelerate the adoption of green business practices and enhance their effectiveness around the world.

Service

Providing Excellence in Service

We establish high quality, enduring relationships with our customers and clients through our responsiveness and excellence in service.

Driving Change

Driving Change to Create a Lasting Impact on the World

We drive market transformation on a global scale that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. We recognize leadership through third party verification of green business performance and accreditation/credentialing of individual green business knowledge and business expertise.