Green Globes for Core & Shell (CS)
Customized Guidance to Employ Green Building Best Practices
The Green Globes for Core & Shell (CS) protocol is a user-friendly web application that aids architects, tenants, construction professionals, and owners in evaluating, quantifying, and improving the sustainability of projects limited to the core and shell of a building. Green Globes CS identiﬁes criteria that may be Not Applicable (N/A) to their warehouse, distribution center, retail space or other core and shell project, which allows the project team to focus on sustainable initiatives that do apply. Using this tool provides options when considering environmental improvements during the design and delivery process, and allows project teams to evaluate and rate the beneﬁts of different sustainable design scenarios.
The Green Globes CS rating system provides early feedback on the process before important decisions are made. This is a proven method for taking advantage of time and cost-saving opportunities through integrated design and delivery, while beneﬁting from a cost-effective third-party Green Globes CS assessment process.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AREAS
Green Globes CS utilizes weighted criteria in its recognized assessment protocol, comprehensively assessing building environmental impacts on a 1,000-point scale in seven categories. Each of these categories has an assigned number of points that quantify overall building performance–including a comprehensive approach to Energy Performance, and a practical and objective method for Life-Cycle Assessment.
The building must attain a minimum overall score of 35% to be certified.
|Environmental Assessment Area||Points||Description|
|Project Management||50||Integrated Design Process, Setting Performance Goals, Environmental Management, Building Commissioning|
|Site||115||Ecological Impacts, Storm water Management, Landscaping, Exterior Light Pollution|
|Energy||390||Conservation, Demand Reduction, Metering, Measurement and Verification, Building Envelope, Lighting, HVAC Systems and Controls, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficient Transportation|
|Water||110||Conservation Measures, Cooling Towers, Boilers & Water Heaters, Water Intensive Process Applications, Alternate Water Sources, Metering, Irrigation|
|Materials & Resources||125||Building Assembly, Interior Fit-outs, Materials Re-use, Waste Reduction, Building Service Life Plan, Resource Conservation|
|Emissions||50||Equipment, Heating, Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant, Global Warming Issues|
|Indoor Environment||160||Ventilation, Source Control and Measurement, Lighting Design and Systems, Thermal Comfort, Acoustic Comfort|
STEPS TO GREEN GLOBES CERTIFICATION
- Create a GBI account and request an assessment quote.
- Purchase assessment, complete Green Globes online evaluation.
- Work with a Green Globes Assessor who will complete third-party assessments.
- Receive a final report containing your Green Globes rating and certificate.
- Order an optional plaque to demonstrate your achievement!