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Sustainable Building Assessment & Certification

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) provides sustainability assessment and certification services to help you reduce operational costs, qualify for tax incentives, meet federal mandates, or increase the marketability of your buildings.

Green GlobesGBI offers Green Globes® environmental assessment and certification programs for commercial buildings. These online and on-site programs are flexible, affordable alternatives to LEED.

Learn about GBI's latest version of Green Globes for New Construction


Guiding Principles ComplianceGBI is also the first organization to provide Guiding Principles Compliance certification to meet the requirements for Federal Government buildings mandated by Executive Order 13514 (PDF).

Learn about GBI's Guiding Principles Compliance for New Construction


Choose your building type to learn more:

Commercial Buildings

Use Green Globes to streamline certification

Government Buildings

Supported by both Green Globes and Guiding Principles Compliance


The efforts of the GBI staff exceeded our expectations. We could not have asked for better service. Thanks for guiding us through the certification process.

Dan Jerome, Associate AIA, Member PMI—Capital Project Manager, Community Transit—Everett, WA

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