GBI press room

September 8, 2015

Green Building Initiative Announces Start of Public Comment Period on Revised ANSI Standard

GBI 01-201X will provide compliance requirements for the next version of Green Globes® for New Construction expected to be released in 2016

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Portland, OR – (September 8, 2015) The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) 32-member Consensus Body today released for public comment a revision to GBI’s American National Standard, known as ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. Work on...
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September 3, 2015

Network Magazine September Issue

As seen in The Network, a quarterly magazine read by over 45,000 commercial real estate professionals across 5 major markets:

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September 1, 2015

2015 Mid-Year Report

“The market is changing every day from innovations in technology to increasingly demanding code requirements. Building owners and project teams need assessment systems that support ongoing education and inspiration in their efforts to reduce impacts on the environment. Whether working toward compliance, certification or continual improvement, GBI provides user-friendly building assessment solutions for any building type, size, or budget.” - Vicki Worden, GBI Executive...

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July 29, 2015

Perception, Thoroughness, and Consistency

Sustainable Options: LEED™ and Green Globes™ – a Comparison Part Two of a Three Part Series By Tracy L. Randazzo, AIA, PMP, CDT

Last MonthBerman & Wright, Architecture, Engineering & Planning, LLC compared the costs of having similar buildings Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified through the Unites States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Globes certified through the Green Building Initiative (GBI). They left you with questions regarding the...

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April 22, 2015

GBI Celebrates Earth Day 2015

When it comes to defining green buildings, most of our community likely thinks first of energy efficiency. But on this Earth Day, with water shortages across our country, GBI is bringing to light what many may not completely understand. The fact is, water and energy systems are "interdependent." According to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2014 report, The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities,1 water is used throughout each phase of producing energy and...

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March 20, 2015

GBI Announces New Executive Director, Leadership Transition

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Worden, a long-time consultant to GBI and an accomplished leader in the sustainability and non-profit sectors, as its new Executive Director. Worden was part of the original launch team that brought Green Globes® to the United States and served as Vice President of Commercial Programs for the organization from 2005 to 2010. In that role, Worden became a national spokesperson and champion for green...

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March 17, 2015

Green Building Initiative Announces New Member

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced its newest corporate member, Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. the largest U.S. manufacturer of prefabricated roofing systems.

"Duro-Last is a significant US manufacturer of high-quality roofing products and a true American entrepreneurial success story. GBI is on the move, and we're pleased to have Duro-Last as a corporate member to contribute to our rapid growth” said GBI Director of Marketing Shaina Weinstein.

One of Duro-Last’s most...

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January 27, 2015

Jerry Yudelson Presents to Leading Building Industry Professionals

Jerry Yudelson, President of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices and providers of the Green Globes® rating system will give a presentation to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Chicago Chapter tonight at 5:00 PM in Chicago’s Union League Club. The CSI’s monthly dinners usually draw an audience of up to 100 professionals.

CSI is dedicated to improving facility...

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January 26, 2015

GBI Recognizes ASHRAE for Their Four Green Globes Achievement

Green Building Initiative (GBI),a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices and providers of the Green Globes® rating system, congratulates ASHRAE on achieving the highest rating, of four Green Globes, on their international headquarters.

Jerry Yudelson, Green Building Initiatives president, presented the rating system certificate to ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix during ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference held this week in Chicago,...

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November 19, 2014

GBI Teams with STEP Foundation to Promote Building Sustainability

The STEP Foundation (STEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmarks for sustainability practices in the built environment, and the Green Building Initiative (GBI),a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

STEP and GBI, the organization behind the Green Globes building certification program, will work together to accelerate the adoption of green...

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