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October 25, 2014

Market Study Shows 250% Growth in Alternative Rating Systems

The Green Building Initiative notes the key findings of the just released biennial Green Building Market Barometer by Turner Construction. Turner's 2014 Green Building Market Barometer shows that interest in Green Globes and other alternative building rating systems is up 250% in two years.

According to the study of more than 300 executives of market participants, “Respondents … expressed a significantly increased interest in alternative rating systems such as Green Globes,...

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October 20, 2014

GBI Announces New Appointments to Board

On the heels of its 10 year anniversary, The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced two appointments to its Board of Directors that will continue to move the organization toward more engagement with national energy and environmental policy issues: Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., and Richard Mitchell, President and Managing Principal at Mackenzie, an integrated design firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Kateri Callahan, President,...

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October 16, 2014

GBI Celebrates a Decade of Growth and Influence

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) celebrates 10 years of promoting green building during October, 2014. GBI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for commercial construction.

At its founding, GBI was heavily focused on residential green building and assisted many local Homebuilder...

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October 13, 2014

GBI Hails New US Department of Energy Rule

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) hailed a new US Department of Energy ruling. On October 10, 2014, the US Department of Energy issued a final rule, required under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, stating that if new Federal buildings and major renovations decide to pursue a green building certification, the level of two Green Globes is recommended.

In addition, DOE’s rule provides that rating systems used by the federal government must, among other criteria:

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