GBI’s Green Globes® is a science-based, three-in-one whole building certification system that evaluates the environmental sustainability, health & wellness, and resilience of all types of commercial real estate. Green Globes certification is designed to allow building owners and managers to select which sustainability features best fit their building and occupants. Our personalized approach helps you achieve the most sustainable outcomes based on your building’s type, location, budget, and occupancy needs.
Green Globes-certified buildings meet at least 35% of the 1,000 points that are deemed applicable to the project.
35 – 54%
55 – 69%
70 – 84%
85 – 100%
GBI’s Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction and Existing Buildings Protocols provide certification options that meet the needs of owners and project teams with multifamily projects pursuing financial incentives offered by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Green Globes Health & Wellness Distinction allows project teams to assess and amplify exceptional health & wellness achievements through Green Globes certification.
Incentives are third-party offerings, tax-related deductions, or abatements that your project may be eligible for, or align with, as a result of achieving Green Globes certification. Pursuit of some incentives may require adding a Green Globes Protocol to your assessment.
The Green Globes transparent and user-friendly online software allows project teams to import, monitor, and compare performance for individual buildings and entire portfolios.
Good for Business & the Planet
Green Globes-certified buildings follow a roadmap to achieve lower energy and water bills, reduced emissions, optimized health and wellness benefits, and minimized waste. Often, sustainable improvements qualify for financial and other incentives, and certification often demonstrates compliance with state and federal requirements. In addition, demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices helps you attract and retain personnel and tenants, generate favorable publicity, and create value for stakeholders.
Recognition for Innovation & Continuous Improvement
GBI assesses criteria being pursued toward Green Globes certification, ensuring that building owners, facility managers and property developers meet clearly defined, consensus-based criteria. The rigorous, comprehensive process relies on both prescriptive measures and performance metrics to evaluate achieved credit for a variety of sustainability, health and wellness, and resilience practices. Green Globes criteria is built around and incorporated hundreds of other consensus documents from ASHRAE, ICC, and IAPMO just to name a few.
Transparent & Streamlined Process
The Green Globes assessment process is intended to mimic the design and construction schedule for new construction, to facilitate a seamless certification, and to prevent time-consuming and costly project changes. For existing buildings, Green Globes serves as a benchmarking tool to evaluate current performance and guide improvement. Green Globes’ cloud-based software allows various project team members to personally access and upload information. This minimizes your coordination time and shares documentation tasks among a variety of disciplines.
Empowerment through Collaboration & Education
For every Green Globes certification, GBI offers offers the invaluable support of a GBI Project Manager and a dedicated expert Green Globes Assessor (GGA). GGAs interface with project teams and building owners in real-time to create powerful partnerships. Skilled in green building design and operational best practices, engineering, construction and facility operations, assessors review documentation and your online questionnaire, answer questions, and conduct onsite building assessments. They offer personalized and insightful recommendations to enhance sustainable, healthy, and resilient design and practices.
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