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January 3, 2017

2017-2019 Strategic Plan

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December 2, 2016

GBI’s Shaina Weinstein Receives National “20 under Forty” Award

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December 1, 2016 - At this year's 2016 CenterBuild conference, Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Senior Director of Engagement Shaina Weinstein was honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as one of the top emerging leaders in the architecture and design industry. Weinstein was recognized with the organization’s “20 Under Forty” award.

ICSC’s annual international...

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November 15, 2016

GBI’s Green Globes Certification Accepted for GSA’s Federal Leasing Activities

GBI’s Green Globes New Construction and Sustainable Interiors Options Will Increase Availability of Certified Spaces

Washington ― The Green Building Initiative (GBI) applauds the decision by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to recognize GBI’s Green Globes certification as an allowable certification program for use in the GSA’s federal leasing activities. This decision comes after the GSA’s Office of Leasing completed a months-long review and update of its...
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June 29, 2016

Green Globes Sustainable Interiors Case Study Video


GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE INTERIORS FEATURED IN LATEST MACKENZIE VIDEOS


Portland, Oregon – Mackenzie’s Vancouver Branch Principal and Director of Interiors, Susan Higbee, announces the release of two new videos: “Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy,” and “Green Globes Sustainable Interiors Certification: A Practical Solution.” The videos detail the importance of sustainable interiors and review the Green Building Initiative’s...
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June 16, 2016

Preferential Pricing for Multi-Family Loans

Multi-Family Preferential Pricing

Fannie Mae gives preferential pricing for all green loans, reducing the fixed interest rate of a multi-family refinance, acquisition, or supplemental mortgage loan. For example, as of 5/26/2016, a $10 million conventional green loan would receive an interest rate that is 33 basis points (0.33%) lower than a comparable non-green loan. The amount of the interest rate reduction varies based on the size and credit quality of the loan and may change...
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May 18, 2016

Price Chopper’s Market 32 Reinvents Sustainability

This article is posted here from the May 2016 Produce Business magazine. 

Price Chopper’s first rebranding in 40 years resonates in a modern, fresh store concept. The Golub family-owned, 137-store chain headquartered in Schenectady, NY, introduces Market 32 — where sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) overtly and tacitly ground the foundation.
Embraced by company-wide stakeholders, this foundation rises through the fresh produce department, revitalizes and...
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May 17, 2016

Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy



The ribbon cutting for the Hudson Building was held on Tuesday, April 12th in Vancouver, Washington and Mackenzie's Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors plaque was already displayed near the front door. Mackenzie's new Vancouver office space earned  Four Green Globes and is only the second tenant improvement project in the U.S. to earn that rating. Notable features of this project that contributed to its high rating include the addition of sub-metering and the achievement...

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April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day any day by making your next Tenant Improvement a sustainably designed one!

Celebrate Earth Day! from GBI Green Globes on Vimeo.

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April 6, 2016

GBI Cites Improvements in Rating Systems as Benefit of an Open and Competitive Marketplace

Building owners benefit from open markets that foster competition between green building rating system developers.


Portland, OR –April 6, 2015 – Spokespersons for the Green Building Initiative (GBI) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has debuted an opportunity for users of the LEED® rating system to earn credit for use of wood products certified under multiple recognized...
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November 2, 2015

User Voices

In this short video, you will hear the Superintendent of the Vernonia School District (Aaron Miller), the Project Manager for Lanphere Enterprises (Nicole Snell), the Director of Engineering Services for Melvin Mark (Byron Courts), and the Managing Principal of Mackenzie (Rich Mitchell) talk about their experiences with Green Globes.

These users attest that

  • The on-site assessment is a big benefit to building owners.
  • The Assessor and User partner to create the most sustainable...
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