The Green Building Certification Institute has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred to as “GBCI.”
The name change reflects the organization’s expansion of certification and credentialing services beyond its original focus on design and construction.
GBCI is the only group to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System. It 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 that is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.
“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,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO, GBCI. “Third-party validation has become a highly regarded value across the globe and GBCI is well-positioned to fulfill that need.”