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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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January 27, 2022

GBI’s Green Globes® Certification Named in Fairfax County’s Green Building Recognition Program

MEDIA CONTACT   |  Megan Baker, Sr. Director of 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 Fairfax County, Virginia's Green Building Recognition Program. Launched by the Department of Land Development Services (LDS), this voluntary program recognizes designers and contractors who include sustainability elements into new construction...

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January 21, 2022

GBI’s 2021 Year-End Community Update

Dear GBI Community,

As we head into a new year, I’m gratified knowing that our community is working diligently to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions, resource consumption, and waste in design and operations of the buildings within our sphere of influence. To focus our commitment, our Board approved and updated GBI’s mission to better reflect our primary goal, “to reduce climate impacts by improving the built environment through education, standards,...

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January 19, 2022

Green Building Initiative Announces Election of Kathy Loftus as Chair of the Board of Directors

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


Membership elects Loftus, four new Officers, and five new Directors to GBI’s Board.

     Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of Kathy Loftus, Vice President of Business Development at e2s building performance, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Four new officers and five new directors were also named to the board during...

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December 21, 2021

Green Globes Certification for EV Manufacturing Facilities Included in Illinois REV Act

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


GBI’s Green Globes Certification for EV Manufacturing Facilities Included in Illinois Reimagining Electric Vehicles Act

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) applauds Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s November signing of the Reimagining Electrical Vehicles Act (or “REV Act”) into law.

The REV Act is targeted to reduce carbon emissions by strengthening incentives...

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