Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) provides third-party verification services for LEED certification and credentialing around the world while driving the adoption of green business practices, fostering global competitiveness and enhancing environmental and human health benefits.

GBCI MENA was established in Dubai to serve teams throughout the Middle East and North Africa region pursuing LEED certification through education, technical support, events, and celebrating achievements.



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Executive staff:
Managing Director—
APAC and Middle East: P. GopalaKrishnan

Email: [email protected]

GBCI | Green Business Certification Institute MENA

LEED certification in MENA

LEED certification in MENA

LEED is the most widely used green building system in the world in part because it can be regionally adapted while still providing a powerful global standard. Today, nearly 4600 projects in the MENA region are using LEED.

  • Dubai is home to the world’s first LEED Platinum certified mosque, the DEWA Solar Innovation Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is certified LEED Platinum, and the City of Dubai was awarded LEED Platinum.
  • In Egypt, the Schneider Electric HQ in Cairo was awarded LEED Gold.
  • Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project has earned “Plan & Design,” LEED Platinum, which is the first stage of the LEED for Cities certification process, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the highest concentration of LEED buildings in the Middle East.

View LEED projects in the MENA region. Explore USGBC country specific briefs to learn more about LEED green building activity in the MENA countries.

Learn more about LEED

LEED professional credentials

A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. More than 203,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers. Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace as a LEED professional. The MENA region is home to more than 5,000 LEED professionals. Learn more.

Become a LEED professional

Translated materials

LEED Green Associate

LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook: Arabic



LEED AP BD+C Candidate Handbook: Arabic


LEED AP O+M candidate handbook

LEED AP O+M Candidate Handbook: Arabic


LEED Core Concepts

LEED Core Concepts Guide: Arabic


GBCI programs

GBCI MENA also supports additional credentials and certifications within the green business and sustainability industry including EDGE, PEER, SITES, and TRUE Zero Waste. Learn more about other GBCI programs.

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