GBI press room

April 6, 2016

GBI Cites Improvements in Rating Systems as Benefit of an Open and Competitive Marketplace

Building owners benefit from open markets that foster competition between green building rating system developers.

Portland, OR –April 6, 2015 – Spokespersons for the Green Building Initiative (GBI) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has debuted an opportunity for users of the LEED® rating system to earn credit for use of wood products certified under multiple recognized...
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November 2, 2015

User Voices

In this short video, you will hear the Superintendent of the Vernonia School District (Aaron Miller), the Project Manager for Lanphere Enterprises (Nicole Snell), the Director of Engineering Services for Melvin Mark (Byron Courts), and the Managing Principal of Mackenzie (Rich Mitchell) talk about their experiences with Green Globes.

These users attest that

  • The on-site assessment is a big benefit to building owners.
  • The Assessor and User partner to create the most sustainable...
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October 13, 2015

Sustainable Options: LEED™ and Green Globes™

As written by By Tracy Randazzo

A real world comparison of sustainable rating systems is a fortunate opportunity.

At the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, we were able to take two similar Residence Hall buildings, on adjacent sites, and have one of them Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified and one Green Globes Certified. The process of taking LEED Certified Miltimore Hall (at 172,000 square feet, and with a Guaranteed Maximum Price [GMP]...
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October 9, 2015

You Should Comment on the Revised Green Globes Standard

As found on:

By Stuart Kaplow on

Last Friday (September 11) was the beginning of the public comment period on the Green Building Initiative’s revision to its ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings that forms the basis for the current version of Green Globes for New Construction.

Nearly 1000 buildings are Green Globes certified in the U.S. today.

The revised Standard is now...

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September 8, 2015

Green Building Initiative Announces Start of Public Comment Period on Revised ANSI Standard

GBI 01-201X will provide compliance requirements for the next version of Green Globes® for New Construction expected to be released in 2016

Click here to download the full press release as a PDF 

Portland, OR – (September 8, 2015) The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) 32-member Consensus Body today released for public comment a revision to GBI’s American National Standard, known as ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. Work on...
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September 3, 2015

Network Magazine September Issue

As seen in The Network, a quarterly magazine read by over 45,000 commercial real estate professionals across 5 major markets:

To view the entire magazine, please visit:

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September 1, 2015

2015 Mid-Year Report

“The market is changing every day from innovations in technology to increasingly demanding code requirements. Building owners and project teams need assessment systems that support ongoing education and inspiration in their efforts to reduce impacts on the environment. Whether working toward compliance, certification or continual improvement, GBI provides user-friendly building assessment solutions for any building type, size, or budget.” - Vicki Worden, GBI Executive...

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July 29, 2015

Perception, Thoroughness, and Consistency

Sustainable Options: LEED™ and Green Globes™ – a Comparison Part Two of a Three Part Series By Tracy L. Randazzo, AIA, PMP, CDT

Last MonthBerman & Wright, Architecture, Engineering & Planning, LLC compared the costs of having similar buildings Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified through the Unites States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Globes certified through the Green Building Initiative (GBI). They left you with questions regarding the...

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April 22, 2015

GBI Celebrates Earth Day 2015

When it comes to defining green buildings, most of our community likely thinks first of energy efficiency. But on this Earth Day, with water shortages across our country, GBI is bringing to light what many may not completely understand. The fact is, water and energy systems are "interdependent." According to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2014 report, The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities,1 water is used throughout each phase of producing energy and...

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March 20, 2015

GBI Announces New Executive Director, Leadership Transition

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Worden, a long-time consultant to GBI and an accomplished leader in the sustainability and non-profit sectors, as its new Executive Director. Worden was part of the original launch team that brought Green Globes® to the United States and served as Vice President of Commercial Programs for the organization from 2005 to 2010. In that role, Worden became a national spokesperson and champion for green...

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