GBI press room: Existing Buildings

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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September 26, 2014

GBI Supports Outcome-Based Code Updates

The Green Building InitiativeTM (GBI) announced they are aligning with the National Institute of Building Sciences, New Buildings Institute, Institute for Market Transformation, BOMA International, National Insulation Association, Illuminating Engineering Society and International Association of Lighting Designers to support an important change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The proposed change will allow achievement of sustainability results through an...

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July 24, 2014

Grocery Store Rapidly Adopt Green Globes Building Certification

The Green Building Initiative® (GBI) today announced a wave of Green Globes certifications for a number of new grocery stores across the nation.

The properties include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Aldi’s, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Publix stores across the country.

New Seasons director of construction and facilities Wayne Pipes said Green Globes certification helps validate the company’s sustainability story. “We were the first B-Corp grocer...

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