The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is governed by a multi-stakeholder board of directors featuring representatives from industry, NGOs, construction companies, architectural firms and academic institutions. Each board member has one vote, so no single entity or individual has more control than any other. Our board members are industry leaders who provide direction for the Green Building Initiative and its staff, but these board members have no influence over the certifications themselves, as the certifications derive from the consensus-based ANSI process.