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March 27, 2017

Green Globes Certification Showcases Existing Buildings’ Sustainable Practices

Green Globes Certification Showcases Existing Buildings’ Sustainable Practices

... “We received tips that were tangible and directly applicable to the projects,” reports Raigosa Cottrell. “The Assessor’s report can bring up something completely new to consider or help the owner discover that a certain measure isn’t as difficult to implement as previously thought.”

Mark adds achieving Green Globes certification was gratifying for his company. “We were really proud to...

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January 10, 2017

Green Building Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors


Shaina Weinstein, Sr. Director of Engagement, 503-254-0448 x104,

Green Building Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors

2017 Chairman of the Board Rich Mitchell to Lead GBI in a Year of Growth, New Developments

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Outgoing GBI Chairman Jay Thomas, chief marketing officer at Mats Inc. of Stoughton,Mass.,...

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January 3, 2017

2017-2019 Strategic Plan

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December 2, 2016

GBI’s Shaina Weinstein Receives National “20 under Forty” Award


Media Contact: Green Building Initiative 503.274-0448 x104

December 1, 2016 - At this year's 2016 CenterBuild conference, Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Senior Director of Engagement Shaina Weinstein was honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as one of the top emerging leaders in the architecture and design industry. Weinstein was recognized with the organization’s “20 Under Forty” award.

ICSC’s annual international...

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November 15, 2016

GBI’s Green Globes Certification Accepted for GSA’s Federal Leasing Activities

GBI’s Green Globes New Construction and Sustainable Interiors Options Will Increase Availability of Certified Spaces

Washington ― The Green Building Initiative (GBI) applauds the decision by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to recognize GBI’s Green Globes certification as an allowable certification program for use in the GSA’s federal leasing activities. This decision comes after the GSA’s Office of Leasing completed a months-long review and update of its...
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June 29, 2016

Green Globes Sustainable Interiors Case Study Video


Portland, Oregon – Mackenzie’s Vancouver Branch Principal and Director of Interiors, Susan Higbee, announces the release of two new videos: “Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy,” and “Green Globes Sustainable Interiors Certification: A Practical Solution.” The videos detail the importance of sustainable interiors and review the Green Building Initiative’s...
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June 16, 2016

Preferential Pricing for Multi-Family Loans

Multi-Family Preferential Pricing

Fannie Mae gives preferential pricing for all green loans, reducing the fixed interest rate of a multi-family refinance, acquisition, or supplemental mortgage loan. For example, as of 5/26/2016, a $10 million conventional green loan would receive an interest rate that is 33 basis points (0.33%) lower than a comparable non-green loan. The amount of the interest rate reduction varies based on the size and credit quality of the loan and may change...
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May 18, 2016

Price Chopper’s Market 32 Reinvents Sustainability

This article is posted here from the May 2016 Produce Business magazine. 

Price Chopper’s first rebranding in 40 years resonates in a modern, fresh store concept. The Golub family-owned, 137-store chain headquartered in Schenectady, NY, introduces Market 32 — where sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) overtly and tacitly ground the foundation.
Embraced by company-wide stakeholders, this foundation rises through the fresh produce department, revitalizes and...
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May 17, 2016

Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy

The ribbon cutting for the Hudson Building was held on Tuesday, April 12th in Vancouver, Washington and Mackenzie's Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors plaque was already displayed near the front door. Mackenzie's new Vancouver office space earned  Four Green Globes and is only the second tenant improvement project in the U.S. to earn that rating. Notable features of this project that contributed to its high rating include the addition of sub-metering and the achievement...

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April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day any day by making your next Tenant Improvement a sustainably designed one!

Celebrate Earth Day! from GBI Green Globes on Vimeo.

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