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Guiding Principles Compliance
Frequently Asked Questions


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1. How do I get started with a Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment?

To get started with a Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment, first register for a GBI User Account. Next, request a quote for Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment services, and email to info@thegbi.org. Upon receipt of the quote, log in to your GBI User Account and from the Account Home Page select "Order Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment for my Building”. The standard purchase ("Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment & Survey EB" or "Guiding Principles Comp Assess & Survey Supply to Green Globes EB") includes the Guiding Principles Compliance Survey, self-evaluation report, a third-party on-site assessment and a final third-party assessment report. After purchasing, complete the Guiding Principles Compliance Survey for the building being assessed.

2. How do I request a quote for an individual building or campus/group of buildings?

Complete the Guiding Principles quote request form and email it to info@thegbi.org. Within five business days a Green Building Initiative representative will send you a quote with a quote number or contact you to discuss your request. If you have questions, please contact the Green Building Initiative at: 1-877-GBI-GBI1 (1-877-424-4241).

3. When should I order the Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment?

GBI clients can order a Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment upon purchasing a Guiding Principles Compliance Survey or during/after the completion of the survey. The Green Building Initiative will schedule the assessment after receipt of the associated payment and the completed survey.

4. How much does a Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment cost?

Please refer to the Guiding Principles price list. Pricing varies based upon the size of the building, whether or not the building is part of a campus, and whether a Green Globes CIEB Assessment is ordered in conjunction with the Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment.

5. How do I order the Guiding Principles Compliance Survey?

You may order the Guiding Principles Compliance Survey separately or combined with the Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment order. Log in to your account and from the Account Home Page, under My GBI Products and Services, select "Order Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment for my Building." You will be directed to a list of products and services offered by the GBI.

6. How do I order a Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment?

If you do not have an existing GBI User Account, create one. Download and complete the Guiding Principles Quote Request Form, and send it to the Green Building Initiative at info@thegbi.org. Within five business days, a Green Building Initiative representative will send you a quote with a quote number or contact you to discuss your request.

7. How do I place orders for a campus or large group of buildings for Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment?

Orders for Guiding Principles Compliance Assessments for a campus or large group of buildings are the same as for an individual building. Each building's compliance assessment requires a separate order to be placed online. For an additional fee, the GBI offers an optional order entry service to place the compliance assessment orders on behalf of the client. Please refer to the Guiding Principles price list.

8. Is there a campus or volume discount program for Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment?

For campus or volume discounting, please contact the GBI at info@thegbi.org or 1-877-GBI-GBI1 (1-877-424-4241).

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