Green Globes Journey to Net Zero

Introducing GBI’s Green Globes Journey to Net Zero, the first commercial real estate recognition and certification program designed to assess progress towards 100% reduction in net site energy use intensity (EUI) and 100% reduction in net CO2e.

The Green Globes Journey to Net Zero Energy & Carbon certification and recognition program leverages rigorous carbon accounting principles combined with the collaborative and transparent process to assess achievements in reducing energy requirements and carbon impacts. The programs encourage all building owners to get started, and we are here to help.

Because the math is complex, we’re keeping the process simple. If you’re just starting your journey, the Net Zero Calculator will identify where to begin. All projects, regardless of their estimated reduction in net site EUI or net CO2e, are encouraged to participate in third-party review. A GGA will provide a detailed, personalized progress report and recommendations for improvement for every third-party reviewed project. Projects reaching 100% reduction achieve Green Globes Net Zero certification, which is the ultimate objective of the journey. As you progress toward this goal, GBI provides recognition opportunities to help you tell your journey story starting from when you can demonstrate at least a 50% reduction in either net site EUI or net CO2e.

Our intention is to meet all building owners where they are, and guide them through a transparent process to incorporate design, operations, and renewable energy strategies to reach net zero.


NZ Energy Journey (% reduction in net site EUI) / NZ Carbon Journey (% reduction in net CO2e)

GBI invites all types of buildings and portfolios to pilot both Net Zero programs.

Complimentary pilot registration is available through March 31, 2024.

Those interested in participating in the pilot should click the button below to receive more information.

GBI is committed to transparency and collaboration in program development. As such, GBI sought public input on the structure, methodology, and market alignment of its Net Zero programs. Input is being reviewed by subject matter experts and considered for continuous improvement of the programs following procedures found in Public Input Procedures for Non-Standards.

The initial public input closed on August 30. Thank you for your feedback!

Please contact with any questions.


Provide us with your basic project information by creating an account and receive a quote for Green Globes third-party assessment and certification.

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