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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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March 4, 2021

Developers and Multifamily Property Owners May Opt for Green Globes Certification for Rental Housing

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 Boise Housing Incentive Program, released in early 2021

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) applauds the City of Boise, Idaho for its inclusion of Green Globes certification in the newly released Housing Incentive Program. To accommodate rapid population growth, the City of Boise is...

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January 26, 2021

Green Building Initiative Mourns Unexpected Loss of Board Chair, Dr. Charles Kibert

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


Longtime GBI leader, volunteer, educator, and assessor passed away on January 25, leaving an incredible legacy of contributions to sustainable building principles.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) Board of Directors and staff mourn the unexpected loss of longtime Director and recently elected Chair of the GBI Board, Dr. Charles Kibert. Dr. Kibert was a pioneer in the green...

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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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