GBI press room


September 27, 2022

Green Globes Certification Recognized by Miami-Dade Sustainable Building Program

MEDIA CONTACT | Megan Baker, Associate VP, Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971)256-7174


Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Green Globes certification in the Miami-Dade Sustainable Building Program. The program, which creates a standard for resilience and sustainability of County buildings and infrastructure projects, was updated earlier this month to include Green Globes in the Implementing order as an additional...

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September 22, 2022

GBI Chair Elect, Amlan Mukherjee, Appointed to Prestigious GSA Committee

MEDIA CONTACT  |  Megan Baker, Associate VP, Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971)256-7174


Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) today announced the appointment of GBI chair elect, Amlan Mukherjee, to the federal General Services Administration (GSA) Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee (GAP FAC). In this role, Dr. Mukherjee will assist in providing expertise and counsel to GSA as they seek innovative solutions to acquisition policy and ways to address...

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September 19, 2022

Green Building Initiative Partners with PACE Loan Group to Finance Sustainability & ESG Projects

MEDIA CONTACT  |  Megan Baker, Associate VP, Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971)256-7174


Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is announcing its partnership with PACE Loan Group (PLG). PLG is a direct balance-sheet lender offering C-PACE financing for commercial real estate projects pursuing energy-efficient installations or upgrades. This partnership allows PACE Loan Group to finance Green Globes certification, supporting GBI’s vision to make sustainable,...

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August 15, 2022

Green Globes Certification Recognized Under B Lab’s B Impact Assessment

MEDIA CONTACT | Megan Baker, Associate VP, Engagement, megan@thegbi.org, (971) 256-7174


Portland, Ore. –The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) announced today that its science-based, ANSI-accredited Green Globes building certification has been recognized by B Lab’s B Impact Assessment toward B Corp certification. Companies in the real estate, design, and building industries who are pursuing B Corp certification earn maximum credit for their Green Globes certification(s)...

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June 30, 2022

GBI President & CEO Responds to 6/30 Supreme Court Ruling Impacting Climate Change Regulation

MEDIA CONTACT  |  Jenna Hamilton, VP of National Affairs, hamilton@thegbi.org

Portland, Ore. – On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to go beyond its current regulation of carbon emissions from power plants to create new, sweeping regulations without the consent of Congress.

The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI’s) President & CEO Vicki Worden responded, saying, “Today’s ruling again highlights the...

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June 23, 2022

Green Globes Certification Tops 500 Million Square Feet

IDS Center in Minneapolis achieves GBI’s Three Green Globes; GBI’s reaches half a billion total square feet of certified commercial building space.

Portland, Ore. – The IDS Center in Minneapolis was awarded the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI’s) Three Green Globes certification achievement on June 21, 2022, bringing GBI’s total commercial square feet certified to more than 500 million. For nearly two decades, GBI has supported building owners, design teams and...

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June 9, 2022

GBI’s Green Globes Certification Recognized Under Hawaii’s State of Environmental Standards

     PRESS CONTACT   |   megan@thegbi.org, (971) 256-7174


Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Green Globes certification in Hawaii’s State of Environmental Standards. The standard, developed to incentivize energy efficiency, requires every state agency building be designed and constructed to meet Two Green Globes, LEED Silver, or other state-approved certification system.

     “GBI applauds the State of Hawaii...

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June 6, 2022

​GBI Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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GBI Commitment to DEIB

GBI believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are critical to a welcoming, effective, and successful organization.

Our vision – sustainable, healthy, and resilient buildings for all – and our mission – to reduce climate impacts by improving the built environment – are intrinsically tied to living our DEIB Commitment.

GBI's mission-critical objectives and principles include these two statements related to DEIB:

  • Provide...
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April 22, 2022

​GBI Names VA Boston Healthcare System Research Service 2021 Green Globes Project of the Year

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


GBI announces the 2021 Green Globes Project of the Year, Runner Up, and Honorable Mentions in Virtual Awards Ceremony on Earth Day 2022.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the VA Boston Healthcare System Research Service as the 2021 Green Globes Project of the year in a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The Sustainable Interiors...

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March 14, 2022

Update to GBI’s User Agreements

GBI is always looking for ways to improve your user experience and ensure you are in control of your data. We want to let you know about a few changes we made recently to our user agreements that clarify how your project data can be used. 

Here is a summary of the key changes:

  • When you provide GBI with data about a Green Globes, Guiding Principles Compliance, or any other project, we may use that data for analysis, marketing, inclusion in our website directory, and other...
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