Established in 2008, GBCI is the premiere organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices.
Each year on International Women’s Day, USGBC recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women everywhere. This day has been observed for over a century, and in 2019, International Women’s Day encourages people to unite through the theme #BalanceforBetter.
The second Greenbuild India Conference and Expo, held in Mumbai in 2018, was an unprecedented success. Following the theme of an intersection of "Human x Nature," the event, organized in partnership with USGBC and ABEC, witnessed a stellar lineup of industry leaders, speakers, green building professionals, stakeholders and a large number of attendees.
India is witnessing rapid economic and industrial growth, with the IMF projecting a 7.8 percent increase in GDP in 2019. To achieve this growth, it is important that the country considers how its power infrastructure will handle the anticipated demand increase.
Important government programs, including UJALA and others, have been introduced, but system stressors related to transmission and distribution inefficiencies, as well as grid resilience, are some of the challenges the Indian power sector will need to address.
GBCI India and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power–DDL), India’s leading power distribution company serving the national capital, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership to promote, implement and accelerate the uptake of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Mili Majumdar, managing director of GBCI India and Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO of Tata Power–DDL signed the MOU on Sept.
"A green revolution is on its way, thanks to rising energy consciousness, new standards and improved technology,” writes The Construction Times of India in a December 2018 article, "Green Is the Smart Color for the Construction Industry." The magazine takes a close look at the solutions that are helping to drive India’s green building market, which is estimated to double by 2022 to as much as $50 billion, reaching a potential $1.4 trillion by 2030
With LEED v4.1, USGBC sets the stage for the next generation of global green building leaders
The energy sector in India has adopted transformative initiatives and reforms to encourage equitable and efficient energy generation and supply. Initiatives that have delivered positive results so far have focused on addressing transmission and distribution losses, reviving debt-hit distribution companies, delivering clean and green power efficiently and recognizing performance measurement of designated consumers.
Newest version of LEED green building program helps improve energy performance and emphasizes human health and integrative building design
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (January 22, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.