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 internationally.

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 employees.

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.