GBI press room


July 20, 2021

Green Globes® Multifamily Certification Helping Projects Achieve Preferential Financing

MEDIA CONTACTS

Kate Callahan, Sr. Manager, Client Services & Engagement, kate@thegbi.org, (971) 256-7168

David Thompson, Sr. Manager, Sustainable Asset Management, david@multi.green, (702) 990-3358


Lenders and government programs are incentivizing developers to build responsibly

Portland, Ore. – As multifamily housing continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in commercial real estate, the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI’s) Green Globes® building certification...

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June 15, 2021

NIBS Survey: 65 Percent of Built Environment Employees Say It’s Important to Increase Diversity

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Bowers, Director, State & Local Engagement, ebowers@thegbi.org, (678) 457-6747


GBI’s community of members and stakeholders took part in the National Institute of Building Sciences social equity survey

Portland, Ore. – Around two-thirds (65%) of employees have indicated that it is important or extremely important to increase the diversity of the built environment, according to the 2021 Built Environment Social Equity Survey of the National Institute of...

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May 21, 2021

GBI Announces the First Public Comment Period for Green Globes for Existing Buildings 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Marx, GBI Senior Manager of Standards and Program Support, 503-274-0448 x103, emarx@thegbi.org


Portland, Ore. – Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce that the first comment period is open through July 5 on GBI’s Green Globes® for Existing Buildings 2021 or, the draft standard titled BSR/GBI 02-202x, Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Existing Buildings. The draft standard supports assessment of sustainability, health and wellness, and...

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May 20, 2021

Dual Certification Now Easier Using GBI’s Green Globes & IWBI’s WELL v2 and WELL Community Standard

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Bowers, Director, State & Local Engagement, ebowers@thegbi.org, (678) 457-6747

Green Globes® meets the criteria outlined by the certified building requirements of WELL v2 Feature I05

Portland, Ore. – Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Green Globes® in the International Well Building Institute’s (IWBI) list of green building rating systems that have been evaluated and found to meet the criteria outlined by the...

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May 12, 2021

Virginia Implements High Performance Buildings Act for New Construction & Renovation

MEDIA CONTACT: Vicki Worden, President & CEO, vicki@thegbi.org, (202) 841-2999


Green Globes® listed as a “High performance building certification program” under Virginia’s HB 2001, signed by Governor Northam on March 31, 2021

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Green Globes in Virginia’s High Performance Building Act, sponsored by Delegate Dan Helmer (D-40th District) and signed by Governor Northam on March 31,...

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April 22, 2021

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Building 4221 Named 2020 Green Globes Project of the Year

MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Baker, Sr. Director of Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971) 256-7174


GBI Announces 2020 Green Globes Project of the Year, Runner Up and Honorable Mentions in Virtual Awards Ceremony on Earth Day.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Building 4221 as the 2020 Green Globes Project of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony yesterday on Earth Day. The project earned a Three Green Globes rating...

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April 1, 2021

Green Building Initiative Seats ANSI Consensus Body for New Standard on Existing Buildings

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


    GBI and the Existing Buildings Consensus Body will develop BSR/GBI 02-202x, Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Existing Buildings (new standard)

    Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it has seated a Consensus Body for Existing Buildings for its American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved consensus process that will develop BSR/GBI 02-202x, Green Globes...

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March 30, 2021

GBI CEO Vicki Worden on Green Globes and ESG Services

A Letter from GBI’s President & CEO


Dear GBI Community,

After months of time with little variety to our days, seemingly overnight it feels like change is upon us. From the aggressive vaccination schedule (thank you scientists and STEM programs!), to the pent-up demand in our economy, to the very public corporate commitments to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 (or 2040 in some cases), a great deal is coalescing at the same time.

SUPPORTING YOUR ESG STRATEGY

Climate change is no...

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March 25, 2021

Charlotte Names Green Globes as Option for City Owned & Managed New Construction, and More

MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Baker, Sr. Director of Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971) 256-7174


Green Globes listed as a sustainability certification option in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, under the revised Sustainable Facilities policy.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) applauds the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, for its inclusion of Green Globes certification in its Sustainable Facilities Policy, revised late 2020. The City of Charlotte is...

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March 11, 2021

Baltimore Construction Code Identifies Green Globes as Allowable Green Building Compliance Path

Building owners and project teams may now opt for Green Globes certification to meet Baltimore Green Construction Code requirements.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) praises the City of Baltimore, Maryland, for its inclusion of Green Globes certification in its Green Construction Code, adopted in November 2020. The City now references the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) ({2012} 2018 edition) for construction requirements that intended to “reduce...

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