Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction Protocols

GBI’s Green Globes® Multifamily for New Construction (MF NC) protocols provide certification options that meet the needs of owners and project teams with multifamily projects pursuing financial incentives.

GBI offers two multifamily protocols for new construction projects:

  • Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction requires building teams achieve 15% energy savings plus minimum indoor air quality performance.
  • Green Globes Multifamily Performance Plus for New Construction requires building teams achieve 20% energy savings, 15% water savings, plus minimum indoor air quality performance.

The GBI team is available to offer guidance, provide clarification and deliver feedback throughout the certification process. We offer step-by-step instructions for lenders, financial institutions, and first-time certification teams as well as individualized support to help your team be successful.

Green Globes Multifamily for NC includes:

  • Minimum requirements for energy efficiency that ensure resource conservation and best practices for future occupancy in a new or renovated space
  • Flexibility and multiple pathways to success
  • A question set that prompts users to think critically about their project
  • Third-party assessor Design Review to evaluate current design and projected rating, allowing opportunity for changes to be made prior to construction
  • Site assessment providing assurance of certification claims
  • Protocol Guidance documents identify criteria that are likely to be non-applicable for multifamily projects, streamlining the assessment process

“Having reintroduced myself to GBI’s Green Globes certification, I can truly say that the efforts to align with science based, ANSI and ASHRAE standards, as well as the inclusion of resilience, health and wellness, along with sustainability aspects make Green Globes a compelling 3 for 1 value proposition. The fact that Green Globes, even with its enhanced rigor, can be used for almost any property type should be important for the overall real estate market.”

– Brenna Walraven, CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction
Minimum Requirements

Projects must meet all minimum requirements for their respective protocols, as noted below. In addition, projects must also achieve a minimum of 35% of the applicable points in the Green Globes Multifamily for NC protocol. Minimum Requirements must be met to be eligible for the program but are separate from the criteria in the assessment. Points are awarded for criteria within the Green Globes questionnaire, not for meeting the minimum requirements.


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