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January 5, 2021

GBI Announces Election of Dr. Charles Kibert as Chair of the Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Baker, Sr. Director of Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, 971.256.7174


Membership elects Kibert and three women leaders as new Board members.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of  Dr. Charles Kibert, Professor and Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida, as Chair of its Board of Directors. GBI’s membership also elected three new...

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December 18, 2020

GBI’s 2020 Year-End Community Update

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Dear GBI Community,

I hope this letter finds you as safe and comfortable as possible this holiday season. This time last year, GBI’s leadership was planning for 2020, and we set an ambitious agenda full of conferences, in-person education events, and regional summits. Although few could have predicted the year we had, I am pleased to share that GBI is entering 2021 in a stronger position than may have been expected with what unfolded in this tumultuous year.

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It is abundantly...
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August 5, 2020

GBI Celebrates 16 Years of Contributions

GBI has grown up substantially since its founding in 2004. Check out these advancements:

GBI’s community is 20,000 plus and growing.

  • Membership is comprised of organizations and individuals. Organizational membership starts at $500 and includes professional credential training and renewals as well as discounts on project registration.
  • All contributors are recognized on GBI's Member Directory.

GBI delivers innovative tools to support all building types and teams in incorporating...

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June 8, 2020

Our Thoughts in a Time of National Reflection on Equality and Racism

We are deeply saddened by the repetitive deaths that have greatly amplified the cries of racial disparity in our nation. We are committed to being part of the work that needs to be done to become the nation we envision that embraces diversity as its greatest strength.

In our industry, we design, we build, we learn, we improve, and then the cycle begins again. It is through this lens that we see a path forward for constructing inclusive communities and a nation of...

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January 2, 2020

GBI Seeks Buildings to Pilot the Updated Green Globes for Existing Buildings 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT

Vicki Worden, GBI President & CEO, 202.841.2999, vicki@thegbi.org

GBI Seeks Buildings to Pilot the Updated Green Globes for Existing Buildings 2019

The Green Building Initiative is seeking project teams to pilot Green Globes for Existing Buildings 2019 as well as volunteers for a consensus body for the Bureau of Standards Review.
 
Portland, Ore. -- Green Building Initiative (GBI) began a revision process early in 2019...
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November 26, 2019

Green Building Initiative Reseats ANSI Consensus Body to Update Green Globes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 27, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT

Vicki Worden, GBI President & CEO, 202.841.2999, vicki@thegbi.org

Green Building Initiative Reseats ANSI Consensus Body to Update Green Globes

GBI’s “continuous maintenance” process will further revise and update ANSI/GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings approved by ANSI in April 2019
 
Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it has reseated a...
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October 16, 2019

Green Building Initiative and the 2030 Districts Network Announce Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS

Vicki Worden, GBI President & CEO, 202.841.2999, vicki@thegbi.org

Catherine Olteanu, Chief Executive Officer, 412.932.8308, catherineo@2030districts.org

Green Building Initiative and the 2030 Districts Network Announce Partnership

The 2030 Districts Network and the Green Building Initiative announce partnership reflective of their mutual dedication to reducing emissions and environmental impacts of buildings.

Portland, Ore. &...

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June 14, 2019

GBI Announces Release of Green Globes 2019 as a Revised American National Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT

Vicki Worden, GBI President & CEO, 202.841.2999, vicki@thegbi.org

Green Building Initiative Announces Release of Green Globes 2019 as a Revised American National Standard

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved ANSI-GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for 

Commercial Buildings as a consensus document and American National Standard


Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced...

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May 28, 2019

U.S. GSA study concludes that GBI’s Green Globes cont. to meet federal green building requirements

The study conducted every five years made its results public in late May, 2019

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Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) applauds the conclusions reached in the General Services Administration’s (GSA) recently-completed study on “High Performance Building Certification Systems Review,” which was finalized in March 2019 and made publicly available on the GSA website in late May, 2019. The study was conducted by researchers from LMI, an...

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January 9, 2019

Green Building Initiative Announces 2019 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT

Vicki Worden, GBI President & CEO, 202.841.2999, vicki@thegbi.org

Green Building Initiative Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Stimson Lumber, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape, JLL, JL Architects, and Mitsubishi Electric take on new GBI Board roles

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of its 2019 Board of Directors. Outgoing GBI Chair Rich Mitchell—managing principal architect of...

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