Net zero begins with sustainable buildings

What’s common among some of the best buildings in the world? They’re sustainable and green. With levels of carbon dioxide in the environment at their highest in four million years, an urgent worldwide campaign has commenced in recent years to get countries and businesses to commit to becoming net zero by the year 2050. And some of the world’s biggest companies and investors are also earmarking huge amounts of money to enable a dramatic shift away from fossil fuels.


LEED continues to transform traditional approaches and create value for India’s real estate businesses

The LEED green building rating system, administered by GBCI, continues to grow in strength in India. India has continuously maintained its position as the fourth largest market in the world for LEED – a reflection of the strides that the country is making in healthy, sustainable, and resilient building design, construction and operations. India leads the South Asia region with more than 1,600 LEED certified buildings and spaces, covering almost 47 million gross square meters, and more than 1,360 LEED professionals.


It all starts with resilient buildings

The construction sector is responsible for over one-third of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Energy demand from buildings, including air conditioning and buildings construction continues to rise, driven by improved access to energy, greater ownership and use of energy-consuming devices and rapid growth in buildings floor area.


Fechas Importantes que considerar para certificación de proyectos en 2021

Como cada año, en preparación al cierre de actividades anual, compartimos las fechas límite para enviar proyectos a revisión, basadas en los cronogramas de revisión del GBCI.Maria Drzymala Gerente de Grupo de Operaciones de Certificación del USGBC nos comparte esta importante información en su artículo What you need to know to achieve LEED certification in 2021.


Join GBCI and Arc at Greenbuild 2021


This month, join GBCI, USGBC and Arc at the Greenbuild Conference + Expo, with options to attend in person in San Diego, CA, or virtually. From September 21-23, gain access to content covering every facet of the green building industry and keynotes from leaders across the world.

Develop your career, make connections, gain cutting-edge insights and prepare for tomorrow at Greenbuild.

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Call for GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee members


Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is seeking one individual to fill an open seat on the Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC), the governing body for GBCI’s professional credentials. The open seat is for a Public Member.

This call opens August 11, 2021 and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2021.

The steering committee

From LEED ND to SITES: How Austin’s Mueller neighborhood is breaking new ground


Photo credit: Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop

In Austin, Texas, the Mueller neighborhood project was one of the first to achieve LEED for Neighborhood Development certification. Now, Mary Elizabeth Branch Park is providing residents with a newly SITES certified place to gather and play – making Mueller the first project to combine these two rating systems in the world.