Public Input

Programs Currently Seeking Public Input:

Green Globes® Journey to Net Zero Program

GBI is committed to transparency and collaboration in program development. As such, GBI is seeking public input on the structure, methodology, and market alignment of its Green Globes Journey to Net Zero™ rating system. Input will be reviewed by subject matter experts and considered for continuous improvement of the system, following procedures found in Public Input Procedures for Non-Standards.

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

As part of the second public input period, GBI is accepting public input through February 23, 2024.

Green Globes Journey to Net Zero supports the efforts of building and portfolio owners, REITs, developers, architects, and engineers in the collective pursuit of decarbonization. The benefits of participation include energy and cost savings, support toward regulatory compliance, results assured by a third-party, and enhanced property value. Over 170 buildings are currently participating in the pilot program, demonstrating the market demand for voluntary, transparent reporting on progress toward net zero objectives. As we conduct final refinement through this second public input period, we simultaneously invite industry professionals and building owners to register a building, tenant space, or portfolio and join GBI to collectively decarbonize the global built environment.

Please contact info@thegbi.org with any questions.


Proposed Green Globes Minimum Requirements

GBI is seeking public input on the proposed minimum requirements for the following Green Globes programs: Existing Buildings 2023, New Construction 2024, Sustainable Interiors 2024, Core & Shell 2024.

GBI is committed to transparency and collaboration in program development. Input will be reviewed by subject matter experts and considered for continuous improvement of the programs following procedures found in GBI’s Public Input Procedures for Non-Standard Documents.

GBI is accepting public input through January 31, 2024.

To provide public input, download the Proposed Green Globes Minimum Requirements and Public Input Form below:

Please contact input@thegbi.org with any questions.

For feedback, concerns, or questions regarding GBI’s Standards development for the New Construction or Existing Buildings certification programs, please contact the Secretariat at comment@thegbi.org.

Public Input Procedures

The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Public Input Procedures apply to receiving public input on non-Standard documents or items developed by GBI, including but not limited to guidance, positions, white papers, or technical documents. A call for public input is helpful to garner feedback on items that require peer review or where GBI leaders and/or staff will benefit from guidance and feedback from the public. Input received for non-Standards is not subject to GBI’s Consensus Procedures. If you are seeking information on GBI’s Standards and consensus processes, visit our Green Building Standards page.

This page will be updated as GBI has documents out for comment using these public input procedures. If you would like to be added to GBI’s stakeholders list, please complete and return the Public Input Stakeholder Form.