Green Globes for Existing Buildings (EB)
Sensible Solutions to Reach Your Building’s Potential
Improving the sustainability of existing buildings is critical to forging a better built environment. At the Green Building Initiative® (GBI), we realize it needs to be a manageable process that combines professional knowledge with proven science and offers education along the way. That’s why we created the Green Globes® for Existing Buildings (EB) tool as a user-friendly, web-based application with options for attaining your building’s highest potential. If you have a multifamily project, check out the Green Globes Multifamily EB tool too!
Using the EB assessment process enables building teams to focus on sustainability, and gives them choices when considering capital improvements or implementing of best practices.
GREEN GLOBES EXISTING BUILDING BENEFITS:
- Comprehensive environmental assessment road map
- Benchmark your facility and rate the benefits of various building attributes
- Personalized guidance for green construction and building operations’ best practices
- Online software tools that speed and simplify the assessment process
- Qualified assessors with green building expertise verifying project achievements on site
Standards by which to benchmark your facility and rate the benefits of various building attributes
After your team completes the questionnaire, Green Globes generates a report to help you evaluate green building best practices opportunities to save energy, reduce environmental impacts, integrate corporate goals and practices, and lower maintenance. Once you choose features and practices that make sense and you're ready for external evaluation, an expert third-party assessor visits your facility, provides guidance, recommends ways to streamline operations, and offers quality assurance throughout the process. In addition, the Green Globes Assessor can offer suggestions for future improvements as capital funds become available. This interactive approach provides the quickest and most affordable way to advance the sustainability of your existing building.
Green Globes has no prerequisites. There are only a few eligibility requirements, ensuring that a wide variety of buildings can undergo Green Globes assessment and certification.
Eligible buildings must:
- Be designed for occupancy
- Have conditioned space
- Has been occupied longer than 18 months and/or more than 12 consecutive months utility data available
- Be at least 400 gross square feet in size
Assessment and Certification Process
The Green Globes for Existing Building assessment process includes one mandatory third-party assessment and typically completes within three to five months.
Green Globes Estimated Work Hours
The hours to complete Green Globes assessments vary based upon the project and level of user experience. The tables below provide average time frames.
Green Globes for Existing Building Resources
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Get Started with Green Globes
Provide us with your basic project information by creating an account and receive a quote for Green Globes third-party assessment and certification.