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.
- 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
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.
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!