GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVETM ANNOUNCES GREEN GLOBESTM v.1 AS A DRAFT STANDARD FOR TRIAL USE
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has taken another step toward establishing the Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system as an official standard under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), by publishing its commercial rating and assessment tool as a Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU).
"By releasing Green Globes as a draft standard, we encourage users and other interested parties to provide comments," said Ward Hubbell, executive director of the GBI. "We believe this will complement our ongoing ANSI process by soliciting more thorough comments from a broader group of stakeholders and provide the most comprehensive feedback as we develop an American National Standard for green buildings."
The designation of the DSTU will be GBI-01/2005-GGDSTU. Copies will be available free of charge for review from the GBI site by clicking here.
Comments can be provided via e-mail, mail or fax. For more information on how to provide comments or to request a hard copy of the draft standard for review, please direct inquiries to:
The Green Building Initiative
Standards Development Secretariat
c/o TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc.
1280 Old Innes Road, Suite 801
Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 5M7, Canada
Phone: 800-478-0399 x230
For more information about Green Globes and the ANSI process, click here.