New Professional Credential for Sustainable Landscape Development and Management Launching October 1

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(Washington, D.C.)—Sept. 26, 2016—Green Business Certification Inc.™ (GBCI) announces a new credential for landscape architects and sustainability professionals launching Oct. 1, 2016. The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development and provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

About EDGE

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EDGE, an innovation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE is comprised of a web-based software application, a universal standard and a certification system.

About GRESB

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GRESB is an investor-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally. More than 200 members, of which about 60 are pension funds and their fiduciaries, use GRESB data in their investment management and engagement process, with the clear goal to optimize the risk/return profile of their real asset investments.

GRESB Updates Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

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Green Bond market signals further growth opportunities and necessity for transparency and reporting
Amsterdam—(Oct. 4, 2016)—GRESB, the leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for real assets, today released the 2016 update to the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. These Guidelines build on the Green Bond Principles with specific focus on real estate sector market participants originating and/or investing in green property bonds.

GBCI Announces New Technology Organization: arc

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Platform will drive building performance within the green industry
USGBC’s Scot Horst named CEO of new GBCI venture
Washington, D.C.—(Oct. 4, 2016)—Today, during the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) International Summit held at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced a new technology organization called arc.