Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has announced its entry in India with its new office, located in Gurgaon.
Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) program, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), Parksmart for green parking garages and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.
Mili Majumdar has been appointed as GBCI’s managing director. Majumdar’s previous position was Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI (The Energy Resources Institute) where she led a group of professionals to steer several aspects of sustainable habitats ranging from policy analysis and development, providing technical assistance in designing and implementing green buildings, enabling energy efficiency retrofits in existing buildings, evaluating financial viability of green buildings, and providing technical inputs to various market players to understand and cater to the needs of Indian green building markets.
“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,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI. “And by incorporating GBCI in India, we will be able to continue our efforts to green the built environment in India and across the globe, with new added support and on the ground capabilities.”
Leveraging the work done by Gopalkrishnan, USGBC’s regional director for market development in India, GBCI India will act as the South East Asia office of GBCI.