An eco-house at Findhorn Ecovillage with a turf roof and solar panels Green buildings often include measures to reduce energy consumption — both the embodied energy required to extract, process, transport and install building materials and operating energy to provide services such as heating and power for equipment. Studies such as the U. LCI Database Project  show buildings built primarily with wood will have a lower embodied energy than those built primarily with brick, concrete, or steel.
Certification Programs More than full time GBCI technical experts and consultants specialize in architecture, engineering and building management.
GBCI has a global strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas to deliver onsite certification and verification as well in country support to project teams. GBCI is known around the globe for its commitment to quality and transparency. Certification teams can measure their project's green performance with Arc, a state-of-the-art platform designed to collect, manage and benchmark data.
Dedicated technical experts ensure building certification meets the highest levels of quality and integrity. EDGE empowers developers and builders to quickly identify the most cost effective ways to reduce energy use, water use and embodied energy in materials.
Established inGRESB is an investor-driven organization that is transforming the way we assess Environmental, Social and Governance ESG performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets.
The GBCI credentialing team consists of program managers, test developers and psychometricians who design, develop and maintain the credentialing exams.
The exams are constructed using rigorous test development best practices to assess whether working professionals have the minimum competencies to perform their jobs. GBCI credentials require ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge.
Accreditation ensures that a certification agency meets a recognized standard for the programs and services it employs, and that the certification agency is engaged in continuous review and quality improvement. The credential establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development, and also provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.
The Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist credential focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory accounting, which is a key building block in developing quality climate action plans.
It is geared toward practitioners developing city and community-scale greenhouse gas inventories and is based on the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories GPCthe most comprehensive global protocol for calculating and reporting GHG inventories.
Learn more Certificate programs As part of our mission in accelerating better green business practices worldwide, we administer the Green Rater and TRUE Advisor certificate programs.
They understand the rating system's requirements and help projects achieve certification. TRUE Advisors have a practical understanding of the most current zero waste business principles and demonstrate a clear commitment to professional growth in advancing TRUE values.
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. With locations in the U. View financials from GBCI provides third party verification services for certification and credentialing through a scientific process by which a product, process or service is reviewed by a reputable and unbiased third party to verify that a set of criteria, claims or standards are being met.
Certification and credentialing is used within the global green building industry to demonstrate credibility, provide a metric for comparisons and add significant value.
Green Business Certification Inc. GBCI is the premier organization for independently recognizing excellence in sustainability performance and practice globally.
Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green business practices, which fosters global competitiveness and enhances environmental performance and human health benefits.
Businesses and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Guiding Principles GBCI ensures best in class delivery and full service offerings including brand building and brand management, user experience, platform development, sales and marketing.
GBCI also provides a comprehensive go to market strategy support including sales, technical support, customer experience, marketing, advocacy and event management. Quality We strive to ensure our methodologies and tools are consistent, rigorous and objective in measuring green business performance and professional practice.
Transparency We are open in how we work and with the information we share to help create predictability and confidence in the marketplace and for our stakeholders. Customer service We establish high quality, enduring relationships with our customers and clients through our responsiveness and excellence in service.The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was formed in the year by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).The aim of the council is to bring green building movement in India and facilitate India to become one of the global leaders in green buildings by Welcome to the newly enhanced PPG Project Gallery, a visual search tool highlighting aesthetically interesting PPG IdeaScapes projects.
The gallery showcases the innovative use of PPG glass, metal coatings and paints products and is designed to inspire, inform and educate you on how PPG products can help you achieve your vision.
The Energy and Resources Institute and the Global Green Growth Institute have completed a study on green growth development that provides insights and recommendations at the national level and particularly, in the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh with the aim of propelling them towards green growth and sustainable development.
Now you can locate India's green building projects. Browse through our project gallery to know the details of each green building - location, architect, consultants, LEED/GRIHA Rating and a lot more.
Earthbag. Building with earthbags (sometimes called sandbags) is both old and new.
Sandbags have long been used, particularly by the military for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. According to a Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report, the global green building sector continues to double every three years, with survey respondents from 70 countries reporting that 60 per .