Decoding Environmental Product Declarations

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an internationally accepted, verified and published report focusing on the ways in which a product affects the environment throughout its life cycle.

An EPD discloses the life cycle story of a product’s environmental impacts—from material extraction through production, shipping, consumption and disposal. EPDs do not act as product ratings; rather, they are informational resources that help architects, designers, specifiers and other purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental impacts.


Setting the bar high with the Greenbuild India 2017 education program

The first annual Greenbuild India International Conference & Expo, will be taking place November 2–5, 2017, in Mumbai. Greenbuild India offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.


Whole building life cycle assessment through LEED v4

As the architectural and construction industries increasingly emphasize sustainability, more comprehensive methods are being developed to evaluate and reduce environmental impacts by buildings. Over the years, holistic environmental assessment of buildings, building components and building materials from has gained significant importance.


Join GBCI at the SICI sustainability conference in Bengaluru

GBCI is a green business partner of the Sustainability in Design and Construction India (SICI) conference in Bengalaru, India. The eighth annual event brings together stakeholders in the building and construction industry in India to ensure a robust system certifying green credentials, as well as active participation by the government, builders and citizens to build structures that are both eco-friendly and responsive to citizen needs.


GBCI India launches nationwide energy challenge for schools

GBCI is launching "The Green Challenge"—a series on issues related to energy, the environment and sustainability for students in grades 6–8. The challenge will give teachers access to lessons from Learning Lab, an online platform for sustainability curriculum. For 2017, we have launched "Energy" as the theme under The Green Challenge Series, sponsored by UL.