GBCI, an International Green Building and Business Standards Organization, Establishes South East Asia Office in India

New GBCI office in India will serve to facilitate the global expansion of GBCI and its programs.

Gurgaon, India - (19 April 2016) - Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced its incorporation in India. The new GBCI office, located in Gurgaon, will serve to facilitate the global growth of GBCI and its sustainability programs. 

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U.S. General Services Administration Adopts SITES, GBCI’s Land Development and Management Rating System, for its Capital Construction Program

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Washington, D.C.—(April 13, 2016)—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, architects, developers and policymakers to align land development with innovative sustainable design.

Participate in a webinar on EDGE certification in Latin America

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Learn about EDGE at a webinar on April 11 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. GMT (4:00–5:00 p.m. U.S. EST). Webinar attendees will learn about how EDGE can help grow your green building business and the overall green building market in Latin America and will be the first to hear about upcoming local training opportunities.

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Building WELL through performance verification

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Over the last six years, I have witnessed the transition taking place in the green building movement and here at GBCI. We are expanding beyond just buildings to focus on the people in buildings, incorporating the concepts of health and wellness into our plans for the built environment. My experience at GBCI has taught me that we can get there. We can ensure that health and wellness in our buildings is accessible for all. 

EDGE in India: "A platform we have been waiting for"

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The city of Pune prides itself on being one of the top two performers in India at the recently concluded Smart City challenge. As the front-running city, integration of resource optimization in design and construction of the built environment has been at the core of city development and planning. Last week, prominent building professionals continued their commitment to building a sustainable future for Pune—and India—by attending a two-day workshop on EDGE. The workshop was hosted at the Suzlon One Earth campus, one of the first LEED Platinum projects in the city.

Participate in a workshop on EDGE in Bangalore, India on March 31

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Learn the ins and outs of EDGE, a green building rating system for new residential and commercial buildings, at a workshop on March 31 in Bangalore, India. A mass market transformation tool, EDGE will allow India—and other emerging countries and markets around the world—to scale up green buildings in a fast, simple and affordable way. GBCI is the exclusive certification provider for all EDGE building projects in India.

Get to know the SITES v2 rating system in our free online courses

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The concept of intentional, regionally appropriate and resource-efficient landscape design and management has been essential to LEED since its inception. As an increasing number of practitioners have sought to demonstrate leadership in this space, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) was developed as a freestanding rating system to complement its presence within LEED.