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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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November 11, 2021

GBI Announces Inaugural Class of Green Globes and Guiding Principles Compliance Fellows

MEDIA CONTACT  |  Megan Baker, Sr. Director, Engagement, (971) 256-7174


GBI Announces Inaugural Class of Green Globes and Guiding Principles Compliance Fellows

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) celebrates the recognition of twenty-one individuals from the United States and Canada with distinctions of Green Globes Fellow (GGF) and Guiding Principles Compliance Fellow (GPCF). GBI’s Fellow program, introduced in 2021, recognizes those who have demonstrated...

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November 2, 2021

State of Georgia’s 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Adopts Green Globes Multifamily Requirements

Media Contact: Megan Baker, Sr. Director, Engagement, (971) 256-7174 


State of Georgia’s 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Adopts Green Globes Multifamily for Sustainable Building Certification Requirements 

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction and Green Globes Multifamily for Existing Buildings certification in the State of Georgia’s 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP),...

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October 18, 2021

Green Globes for New Construction 2021 Achieves Approval as American National Standard

MEDIA CONTACT  |  Megan Baker, Sr. Director, Engagement, (971) 256-7174

Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announces the approval of ANSI/GBI 01-2021: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Design, New Construction, and Major Renovations by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on September 3, 2021. Following ANSI approval, GBI’s Board of Directors voted unanimously on September 27, 2021, to approve and publish ANSI-GBI 01-2021, also known as Green...

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