GBCI Continues its Expansion in Europe
Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced the opening of a new European office in Munich recently. Through certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices. Kay Killmann has been named Managing Director of GBCI Europe.
“Europe has been a leader of the green building market for a long time and we are continuing to see tremendous interest and support for LEED in the region,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, GBCI.GBCI’s expansion into Europe will help facilitate the growth and advocacy of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system, and GBCI’s other sustainability programs in the European region. The new office will also provide local, on-the-ground support to clients in the region and improve access to GBCI’s sustainability programs and resources.
Since 2008 GBCI has exclusively delivered more than 37,700 LEED certifications to green building and community projects around the world and has established a world-class infrastructure. Currently, there are more than 5,200 LEED registered and certified projects in Europe. Killmann and his team will be responsible for the market development efforts of GBCI Europe and will ensure the advancement of LEED and other GBCI sustainability programs in the region.