GBCI Partners with Bureau Veritas to Facilitate LEED Internationally
Washington, DC, May 28, 2015—Bureau Veritas and
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S.
Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, have finalized the terms
of their exclusive global agreement to facilitate LEED certification
As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas teams around the world will
review LEED projects for conformity with GBCI’s standards for
certification. Immediate plans for local LEED review teams have been drawn up
for China, Brazil and India, where Bureau Veritas employs approximately 21,000
Local review teams will enhance customer engagement and local support
for LEED while advancing the goal for future site verification as part of the
LEED certification process.
Bureau Veritas is the world’s leading conformity assessment service
provider in the building and infrastructure industry. The partnership
enhances Bureau Veritas’ service offerings in this growing and important
market. The first buildings to be certified by Bureau Veritas within this
partnership are due to be delivered in late 2015.