GBI MEETS WITH AIA TO DISCUSS BUILDING STANDARDS AND GREEN GLOBES™
WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2005) — The Green Building Initiative (GBI), a non-profit organization established to promote green building, met earlier today with the American Institute of Architects and its Sustainable Building Standards Task Force in Washington, DC to provide an overview of the GBI organization and its Green Globes system.
"We look forward to the opportunity to work with the committee and other members of the American Institute of Architects to continue to improve the state of green building," said Ward Hubbell, executive director of the GBI.
"In recent years numerous organizations have helped lay the groundwork to ensure a bright future for the green building industry."
Through this process the GBI recognized the need different builders have for different green building approaches.
"Our industry is experiencing a sustained period of growth and the GBI and our Green Globes system seek to provide green building tools that can be easily used by all interested parties," Hubbell added. "As the green building industry continues to evolve, the expertise of the AIA and related professional membership organizations will become increasingly important."
About the Green Building Initiative
The GBI is a non-profit organization established to promote green building approaches that, in addition to being environmentally progressive, are practical and affordable — to builders, architects, developers and anyone who wants manageable options for designing and building energy efficient and environmentally sustainable structures.