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January 18, 2023

Green Building Initiative Elects Dr. Amlan Mukherjee as Chair of the Board of Directors

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


Membership elects Dr. Mukherjee and new Directors to GBI’s Board.

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Amlan Mukherjee, P.E., Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Michigan Technological University, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Officers and three new directors were also elected effective...

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December 12, 2022

Green Globes Certification Recognized in Evanston, IL Green Building Ordinance

MEDIA 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 the Evanston, Illinois Green Building Ordinance. The ordinance requires city-owned or financed buildings and interior renovations to earn third-party green building certification such as Green Globes.

The update to the Green Building Ordinance reflects Evanston’s commitment to sustainable practices in...

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December 9, 2022

GBI FAQ: Federal Building Performance Standard

GBI FAQ: Federal Building Performance Standard

What is the Federal Building Performance Standard (BPS)?

A: more than 376.9 million square feet of space in 9,600 buildings in more than 2,200 communities nationwide.
The CEQ was instructed to work with federal partners to develop this BPS as part of a series of initiatives in E.O. 14057.

What are the federal government’s emissions and sustainability goals?

A: E.O. 14057 specifically calls on the government to achieve fully...

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November 10, 2022

GBI Announces Class of 2022 Green Globes and Guiding Principles Compliance Fellows

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

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) celebrates the recognition of seven individuals with distinctions of  Green Globes Fellow (GGF) and Guiding Principles Compliance Fellow (GPCF). GBI’s Fellow program, introduced in 2021, recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding success in the improvement of the built environment through GBI’s Green Globes certification...

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November 2, 2022

HOT TOPIC: The Inflation Reduction Act

Fall 2022   |  Jenna M. Hamilton, Vice President, National Affairs


What is the Inflation Reduction Act? What does it cover?

The Inflation Reduction Act became law at the end of August 2022. This legislation was the culmination of many months of negotiations and years of legislative proposals that ultimately comprised the foundation of the provisions—the reconciliation legislation—that provided the framework and funding plan for a number of key priorities of the Biden...

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October 6, 2022

Green Building Initiative Applauds Appointment of Peter Templeton as USGBC & GBCI President & CEO

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


Portland, Ore. – On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI), Vicki Worden, President & CEO of GBI, has extended her congratulations to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) on their appointment of Peter Templeton as President & CEO of the two organizations.

“GBI looks forward to ongoing collaboration...

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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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