GBCI Renamed Green Business Certification Inc.

GBCI Renamed Green Business Certification Inc.

Name change reflects organization’s growing portfolio of certification and credentialing services

Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The GBCI Board of Directors announced today that GBCI, formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred to as GBCI.

“GBCI is a dynamic brand that has been synonymous with LEED and green building since it was founded in 2008,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO, GBCI. “GBCI’s name change is a true reflection of our direction and vision for the organization, which is to extend its core competencies of certification and credentialing services to organizations that want to advance green business and sustainability practices. Third-party validation has become a highly regarded value across the globe and GBCI is well-positioned to fulfill that need.”

GBCI is the only group to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System. GBCI also exclusively provides certification and credentialing services for the PEER standard for power systems; the WELL building standard for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being; and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.

As the premier independent, third-party global certification and credentialing body related to the green business industry, GBCI ensures best in class delivery and provides a supporting suite of services, including brand building and brand management, user experience, platform development and sales and marketing. For more information, visit gbci.org.

Marisa Long
Public Relations & Communications Director
U.S. Green Building Council

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