Portland, Ore. (May 3, 2010) – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announces that today, May 3rd, it will begin accepting applications for a pilot program for its American National Standard for Commercial Green Building. This pilot program is designed for practitioners to gain experience with the new standard in a real-world setting and will utilize the new protocol to assess and certify a limited number of commercial buildings. The standard is officially titled ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings and was derived from the Green Globes environmental design and assessment rating system for New Construction.
Applications will be accepted from anyone wishing to participate in the pilot process, with project evaluation criteria spanning building size, principal use, and sustainability considerations. The current version of Green Globes for New Construction will continue to be available for use throughout the GBI ANSI standard pilot process. Those interested in submitting an application for their new construction or major renovation project to join the pilot can obtain complete program information at http://www.thegbi.org/green-globes/ansi-gbi-standard.asp or email email@example.com.
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 broad cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. For more information on the Green Building Initiative, please visit www.thegbi.org.