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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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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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