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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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