A healthy interior environment leads to greater tenant comfort and satisfaction and employee retention. In addition, the way occupants interact with their surroundings has an impact on mental and emotional welfare as well as efficient building operations. Green Globes ® for Sustainable Interiors (SI) provides a healthier, more productive space through a dual-pathway approach to interior build-outs, utilizing either lifecycle assessment (LCA) or Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Green Globes SI is different. Our sustainability criteria focus solely on issues within the interior architect’s or interior designer’s scope of work. Green Globes SI certification may be pursued by building owners and individual tenants of commercial and institutional spaces who want to improve their workspace sustainability through elements within the interior design team’s domain.
Green Globes SI has no individual prerequisites. The 1,000-point scale utilizes weighted criteria where projects earn points relative to their impact on (or benefit to) the sustainability of the building. Projects are required to achieve a minimum number of points with the three key performance indicators of energy efficiency, materials choices and resource consumption, and indoor environmental quality. Additional environmental assessment areas include project management, water, and emissions and other impacts.
GREEN GLOBES SUSTAINABLE INTERIORS BENEFITS:
- Comprehensive environmental assessment road map
- Best practices’ guidance for sustainable interiors, tenant improvements and operations
- Evaluation of design measures that fall solely within relevant scope of work
- Review by licensed, independent third-party assessors with extensive green building expertise
Green Globes SI builds on other major national consensus-based certification programs such as the “level” certification of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and provides a unique benefit: a third-party assessor. The Green Globes independent assessor reviews building characteristics and project-specific documentation. Throughout the assessment and certification process, the assessor provides online and telephone support for building owners and tenants. If desired, the assessor can also provide an on-site meeting with the project team to discuss suggestions for improvement. At completion, the assessor issues a full detailed report for each project which includes recommendations for additional improvements.
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