Green Globes with Distinction in Health & Wellness


Green Globes is a comprehensive, science-based building rating system that supports a wide range of new construction and existing building project types. Designed to allow building owners and managers to select which sustainability features best fit their building and occupants, Green Globes certifies projects that meet at least 35% of the 1,000 points that are deemed applicable to the project. Our custom-tailored approach helps you produce the most sustainable outcomes based on your building’s type and purpose. The Green Globes user-friendly software allows project teams to import and monitor performance for individual buildings through entire portfolios.


Green Globes with Distinction in Health & Wellness (H&W) recognizes a building’s high performance in H&W within the Existing Buildings 2021 (EB 21) module. The Certification with Distinction in Health & Wellness recognizes foundational achievement in Green Globes and also reward a project's prioritization of occupant health and wellness.

Philosophy and approach to Distinction in H&W:

GBI has designed the Distinction in H&W to be robust and effective based these core principles:

  • Define actions beyond code compliance that project teams must take, at a minimum, to encourage and emphasize the ability of a building to contribute to the health and wellness of occupants. These actions may vary by building type and occupancy.
  • Center H&W around Operations and Maintenance (O&M), which requires planning and policies to be in place that ensure continuous, repetitive, and anticipative actions in support of occupant needs. 

Green Globes with Distinction in Health & Wellness requires the following two components:

  • Part A: Minimum requirements that set the framework for an existing building that supports the health and wellness of occupants.
  • Part B: Meet a minimum 55% of identified H&W points classified under eleven H&W categories that further enhance the building’s health.

Support for project teams

Project teams pursuing Green Globes with Distinction in H&W receive a checklist with all mandated requirements, which includes a list of H&W criteria with a calculator to keep tally. The checklist details recommended documentation and the companion Green Globes EB 21 Technical Manual provides detailed assessment guidance. The guidance includes industry standards, references, and best practices to help project teams to achieve required credit. As with all Green Globes projects, the Client Services team fields process and technical queries to support project teams throughout the assessment and certification process. Third-party Green Globes Assessors also identify areas where project teams can improve their achievements in Green Globes with Distinction in H&W.

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