Get Involved – Volunteer with GBI

GBI is dedicated to transparent and collaborative practices for developing tools and standards, and selecting award winners. We are supported by an incredible community of volunteers who provide expertise and passion to a variety of topics within the green building industry.

Interested in participating? Check out one of the volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer Awards

GBI develops and delivers rigorous yet accessible third-party assessment programs through the support of our incredible subject matter expert volunteers.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and each year, GBI honors exceptional individuals who generously volunteer their time to advance GBI’s mission of improving the built environment’s impact of climate and society.

2024 President & CEO’s Service Award Recipients

Senior Project Manager, EPA, Office of Air and Radiation

Principal, Gurrimatute

General Manager, ConTech Lighting

2024 Sustainability Volunteer Award Recipient

President, G.F. Shymko & Associates

Volunteer Opportunities

Green Globes Emerging Professional Mentor

The Green Globes Emerging Professional (GGEP) program is designed for students and professionals early in their career who are interested in expanding their knowledge of sustainable building and design. Benefits of the program include pairing with a GGEP mentor. Mentoring serves as an opportunity for students and early professionals to create meaningful industry connections, supporting GGEPs through career education. Mentors are responsible for following suggested guidelines for scheduling up to four 30 minute meetings with the assigned GGEP mentee and are required to be credentialed Green Globes Professionals. Mentor assignments are based on availability at the time of the mentee request.

Working Group Member for New Construction and/or Existing Buildings Standards

GBI is continually seeking subject matter experts to review proposals for changes to the New Construction and Existing Buildings Standards (currently under Continuous Maintenance). The standards development process has busy and slow periods, but volunteers can expect 2-4 two-hour meetings each year for each working group they sit on. All meetings are currently held virtually via GoToWebinar. Membership usually lasts two years. For more information visit GBI’s Standards page here.

Please email with any questions.