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GBCI administers the LEED certification program, performing third-party technical reviews and verification of registered projects to determine if they have met the standards set forth by the LEED rating system. Dedicated technical experts ensure building certification meets the highest levels of quality and integrity.
GBCI administers the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®)—a program that offers a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable sites, measure their performance, and ultimately elevate the value of landscapes.
GBCI administers PEER, or Performance Excellence in Energy Renewal—a comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance.
GBCI administers the WELL Building Standard—an evidence-based standard, which sets performance requirements in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
GBCI is a global certification provider for EDGE in nearly 120 countries around the globe and the exclusive certification provider for EDGE projects in India. EDGE is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings that enables design teams and project owners to assess the most cost effective ways to incorporate energy and water saving options into their buildings.
GRESB is an independently operated subsidiary of GBCI. Established in 2009, GRESB is an investor-driven organization that is transforming the way we assess Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets.
GBCI administers Parksmart (formerly known as Green Garage Certification), the world’s only rating system that defines, measures and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages.
GBCI now administers Zero Waste certification, a program for businesses to assess performance in reducing waste and maximizing resource efficiency.
The GBCI credentialing team consists of internal and external expert psychometricians who develop, design and maintain the credentialing exams.
The exams are administered by Prometric, GBCI’s test development partner, and they assess whether working professionals have the minimum competencies to perform their jobs.
GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 2011. Accreditation ensures that a certification agency meets a recognized standard for the programs and services it employs, and that the certification agency is engaged in continuous review and quality improvement.
GBCI develops and administers the ANSI 17024 accredited LEED professional credential exams, which include the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty credentials, as well as the LEED for Homes Green Rater and LEED Project Reviewer professional certificates.
The Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED professionals is also overseen by GBCI. Continuing education keeps LEED professionals at the forefront of the green building industry, driving ongoing excellence in the marketplace and ensuring that LEED professionals are the most qualified in the field.
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The WELL AP program provides professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment. A passing score on the WELL AP exam, developed and designed using GBCI’s comprehensive testing guidelines, is required to receive the WELL AP credential.
The SITES AP is the first credential specifically targeted to those who work and care about land and its resources, and the communities they support. The credential establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development, and also provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession. The exam was built on the expertise of leading practitioners and is intended to test a candidate’s competency to perform the job functions of a SITES AP.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.
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 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.
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.
We strive to ensure our methodologies and tools are consistent, rigorous and objective in measuring green business performance and professional practice.
We are open in how we work and with the information we share to help create predictability and confidence in the marketplace and for our stakeholders.
We’re constantly adapting and improving to meet the global marketplace’s current needs, advancing our knowledge to accelerate green business practices internationally.
We establish high quality, enduring relationships with our customers and clients through our responsiveness and excellence in service.
We drive market transformation that’s economically, environmentally and socially responsible by verifying strong, green business performance and recognizing individual expertise through accreditation.