Green Globes for Core & Shell (CS) Protocol

Customized Guidance to Employ Green Building Best Practices

The Green Globes for Core & Shell (CS) protocol 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 teams to focus on sustainable initiatives that do apply.

The user-friendly online questionnaire and integrated Green Globes assessment process enable project teams to:
  • Consider options for environmental improvements during the design and delivery process
  • Evaluate and rate the benefits of different design scenarios
  • Monitor the performance of an individual building or compare performance among portfolio properties

Green Globes CS is the only environmental rating system that provides early feedback on your process – before you make critical final decisions. 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.

Green Globes CS is a protocol of the Green Globes for New Construction 2013 program. 

Green Globes for New Construction 2013 Point Allocation

  • Project Management 50 points
  • Site 115 points
  • Energy 390 points
  • Water 110 points
  • Materials & Resources 125 points
  • Emissions 50 points
  • Indoor Environment 160 points
        TOTAL: 1000 POINTS

Eligibility Requirements

Green Globes CS is designed specifically for new construction limited to the core and/or shell of the building only. This includes what are commonly referred to as “cold shell” and “dark shell” projects that may not include HVAC and/or lighting as part of the project’s scope. This allows the project team to easily identify all criteria that may be Not Applicable (N/A) to their project so they may focus on sustainable initiatives that do apply.


  1. Create a GBI account and request an assessment quote.
  2. Purchase assessment, complete Green Globes online evaluation.
  3. Work with a Green Globes Assessor who will complete third-party assessments.
  4. Receive a final report containing your Green Globes rating and certificate.
  5. Order an optional plaque to demonstrate your achievement!