Move Will Facilitate LEED Certification Process and Support Green Building in Global Hubs
Name change reflects organization’s growing portfolio of certification and credentialing services
Washington, D.C. – (April 16, 2015) – The GBCI Board of Directors announced today that GBCI, formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred to as GBCI.
Global sustainability benchmark now serves the full spectrum of real estate capital providers
May 4, 2015, Amsterdam - GRESB, the leading global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessments in real estate, today released the 2015 GRESB Debt Survey. Serving real estate equity investors with ESG data since its launch in 2009, GRESB will now also assist institutional investors in real estate debt. The debt assessment will apply a standardized reporting framework, enabling investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.
May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) – In a recent signing ceremony, Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their exclusive global agreement to facilitate LEED certification internationally.
Significant growth expected in the green property bond market
Amsterdam, June 3, 2015 – GRESB, the leading standard for sustainability performance measurement and benchmarking in the real estate industry, today released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds.
New partnership agreement will bring WELL to market across Canada
Washington, D.C. & Ottawa, ON (June 9, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announce a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard (WELL) in Canada.
SITES addresses global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion through sustainable landscape design and management
June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.
EDGE poised to jumpstart the mainstreaming of resource-efficient building practices in India
(9 July 2015) Mumbai, India – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched the EDGE green building certification system in India to jumpstart the mainstreaming of resource-efficient buildings across the country in a fast, simple and affordable way.