American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
An Open, Balanced Process
Committed to using a true consensus process for Green Globes® certification program development, the Green Building Initiative (GBI) became an approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Developing Organization (SDO) in 2005. The resulting program allows for peer review and public comment, making GBI the first green building organization to publish an ANSI approved American National Standard for commercial green building certification.
ANSI is a U.S.-based organization that has served as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. ANSI accreditation signifies that the procedures used by the GBI meet the Institute’s requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
The initial 2005 standards development process resulted in the ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The 2010 standard was updated and released in 2019 as ANSI/GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, more commonly called Green Globes NC 2019. GBI will follow its ANSI-approved continuous maintenance procedures to make updates or improvements to ANSI/GBI 01-2019 as users begin to implement and submit proposals for change. Changes will be issued as Addenda to the Standard and will be updated in GBI's technical manuals.