Healthier buildings mean healthier living

Vadivel Thangamuthu has struggled with dust allergies since a very young age. Growing up in Erode, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, air pollution was a big issue — even then in the 1980s, he explains in his story for Living Standard. But in 2011 after moving to the United States, Vadivel experienced what it was like to have regular access to cleaner air. He no longer needed to seek medication for his condition.


The second generation of GBCI: A new look for a powerful and promising future

GBCI was founded in 2008 to drive implementation of LEED and for over a decade, has proved instrumental in ensuring LEED remains the world’s most widely used green building program. Thanks to GBCI’s stewardship, there are now more than 104,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects, nearly 2 million registered and certified residential units and more than 205,000 professionals transforming and implementing LEED around the world.


Slovenia joins the LEED Earth campaign with Lidl Logistic Centre

Slovenia´s first LEED-certified project is the LEED Gold certified Lidl Logistic Centre in Zalec.


LEED Earth is a campaign that offers certification at no cost to the first project and first LEED v4 or v4.1 Platinum project to earn LEED in the countries where the rating system is still emerging. Through these projects’ leadership, they bring more sustainable and thoughtful construction to emerging markets.


Participate in the Job Analysis Survey to help develop the next version of the WELL AP Exam

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is working with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to update the WELL AP exam to align with the WELL Building Standard, v2 (WELL v2).  GBCI is conducting a Job Task Analysis which includes a Job Analysis Survey.