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.

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.

Green Globes Project of the Year Judge

GBI’s annual Green Globes Project of the Year winners are determined by a group of objective judges who review submissions and make thoughtful selections. Judges are responsible for reviewing up to ten project submissions, recommending two honorable mentions, a runner up, and a Project of the Year, and providing justification for each selections. The judging period takes place over two weeks in the month of March. The project winners are announced each year during Earth Week in April. GBI accepts applications for Project of the Year Judges on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of selection within two weeks of submissions.

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.

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