American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
An Open, Balanced Process
Committed to using a true consensus process for Green Globes® certification’s program development, the Green Building InitiativeÔ (GBI) became an approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Developing Organization (SDO) in 2005. The resulting program allows for peer review and public comment, making GBI the first green building organization to publish an ANSI-Accredited Standard for commercial green building certification.
ANSI is a U.S.-based organization that has served as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. ANSI accreditation signifies that the procedures used by the GBI meet the Institute’s requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
The initial 2005 standards development process resulted in the ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. Now, we’re updating this standard through the ANSI Periodic Maintenance process to produce a 2015 standard that will soon be available for industry use.