Portland, Ore. (January 2009) – Today, the Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced that its technical committee will meet in Chicago on February the 11 through the 13 to review public comments submitted as part of the second public comment period on GBI’s Proposed American National Standard 01-200XP: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, which is based on the Green Globes® environmental assessment and rating system. The second public comment period closed on December 9, 2008 and almost 300 comments were submitted for review by the consensus committee.
"The second public comment period was extremely helpful. The public provided input allowing the committee to clarify technical issues and changes that resulted from our first public comment period in April," said Vicki Worden, GBI staff liaison to the GBI technical committee and Vice President of Commercial Programs. "The February committee meeting should result in a final round of changes to be reviewed again by the public in the spring. The committee expects to finish their work on this version of the standard in mid-2009."
The upcoming meeting will be hosted by the American Lung Association at 55 West Wacker Dr., Ste 800, Chicago, IL, in the Training Center. The meeting is open to the public and guests are asked to register by January 29 to ensure appropriate seating accommodations. Register by contacting Sara Rademacher, Secretariat, Worden Associates, Inc. at 207-236-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Green Building Initiative The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. To learn more about the GBI or the Green Globes® environmental assessment and rating system, visit www.thegbi.org.