What People Are Saying about Green Globes

Those with first-hand knowledge of Green Globes’® and Guiding Principles Compliance’s are in the best position to evaluate their effectiveness. Here’s what they have to say:

  • Green Globes offers a smooth question-and-answer review process and clear direction, and I really liked the fact that the assessor came to the site to confirm that items were actually implemented in the building.
    Jason Jones, Architecture Department Head at Clark Nexsen
  • Green Globes’ flexible approach is capable of accommodating a broad spectrum of project types. It’s tailorable to our building’s specific format and needs, and offers a more boots-on-the ground approach.
    Joe Berman, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Price Chopper/Market 32
  • During the site visit, our Green Globes Assessor saw things in the field that weren’t in our survey. He offered us suggestions and made sure we didn’t miss anything.
    Sara Abrams, Architect at Clark Nexsen
  • We designed with several certification systems in mind and, at the end of design development, we committed to Green Globes. It’s more efficient from a time and materials standpoint, and you don’t need an outside person to manage it. It’s common sense at its best.
    Holly Gardner, Vice President at The Schuster Group
  • We ran Green Globes parallel to our design phases so that as we came up with strategies, we made sure we were following the guidelines. It was an intuitive process.
    Roger Sola-Sole, Partner at OTJ Architects
  • We’re extremely excited about achieving Three Green Globes and are already looking forward to working with you again for our next expansion project.
    Fahria Qader, Project Manager at the, Aquarium of the Pacific
  • We learned a lot through the process - recycling, power use, water use – they all factored into our new office space.
    Dick Doyle, President and CEO of The Vinyl Institute
  • This facility utilizes our own equipment and we wanted to show how it aligns with a Green Globes-certified building. Increasing efficiency and environmental awareness is important to us. Green Globes certification offers a way to provide guidance to our customers not only on how to design efficient and environmentally friendly facilities, but also to be recognized for doing so.
    Joe Vaughan, Manager, Application Support and Development at Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating
  • The survey was extremely thorough yet not too time consuming. The assessor was available to discuss everything and helped us understand the type of information useful for Green Globes certification.
    Adam Wilson, Project Manager at, Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
  • The Green Globes process is self-paced and somewhat tutorial so I didn’t have to read a manual before I could dive in, start compiling information and answer the survey. Working with the assessor also created a more personal connection and provided me direct feedback.
    Michael Vaughn, ASHRAE Manager of Research and Technical Services
  • The Green Globes website is a great way to get everyone on board, and the documentation materials can help the full team discuss options to build into the process. Now, we are using Green Globes’ resources and the assessor’s recommendations to capture additional opportunities on another fire station project we have underway.
    Daryl Krumsieg, Project Manager with Jensen Architects
  • The assessor was terrific, it wasn’t thumbs up or down decision; he was part of our collaboration and supported us with sustainable direction, advice and ideas. It gives the process transparency and allows stakeholder involvement.
    Dick Doyle, President and CEO of The Vinyl Institute
  • We were looking to get rid of traditional office space and put everyone on a more level playing field. We wanted to create an open space that was highly collaborative – one that inspired cooperation and conversation. Our project approach revolved around fundamental principles rather than certification ideals. Our design was already very sustainably focused with a space that facilitates wellbeing and a high level of productivity. Green Globes SI was fair and simple and validated our efforts by recognizing the things we did well. I’d definitely recommend this process to others.
    Mike Bellaman, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors
  • As the first project to go through the Green Globes SI process, things were new for everyone involved but the assessor couldn’t have been more helpful. He made relevant adjustments and guided us on areas of our submittal where we weren’t clear. The process was geared to help us succeed.
    Eric Regelin, Project Construction Advisor to Associated Builders and Contractors and President of Granix LLC
  • Green Globes is completely different philosophically. I didn’t feel like I was being set up to fail. The certification is much more lifecycle based, rather than taking a first-cost approach, and throughout the process it was easy to see that Green Globes is trying to help you succeed.
    Todd Grant, Associate at L2Partridge
  • Green Globes instills significance and accountability to meet someone who is actually hands-on, personally examining the building. Our assessor was able to see things we did that we couldn’t, which was very beneficial to the city.
    Daryl Krumsieg, Project Manager with Jensen Architects
  • Wherever we can cut costs helps us direct more money toward students. Although this is a much larger building than the one damaged in the flood, we decreased our energy costs by approximately 20 percent. These savings directly impact what we can do in the classroom.
    Aaron Miller, Superintendent/Principal at Vernonia School District 47J
  • We didn’t need to populate an enormous amount of online templates and then go back and try to address vague technical advice comments. We filled out our design and construction survey. Then we distributed documents to our subcontractors via fileshare, which saved a lot of time and oversight labor. It was an extremely user friendly format.
    Joe Berman, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Price Chopper/Market 32
  • I could speak with an actual person when I had questions. You can’t get that kind of responsiveness elsewhere. When a subcontractor asked if a certain material qualified, I was able to get the answer in real time. The assessor is a game changer.
    Holly Gardner, Vice President at The Schuster Group
  • We have an absolutely beautiful space that helps me educate and inspire others to advance their commitment to sustainable practices. Even the building owner now gives tours of our space to his prospective tenants showcasing the benefits of Green Globes.
    Dick Doyle, President and CEO of The Vinyl Institute
  • Green Globes recognizes the whole picture of sustainable measures in a much better way. We didn’t have to go back and re-create things that we were already doing right or alter anything just to get points.
    Mike Bellaman, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors
  • The Green Globes rating system verified our commitment to our students’ welfare, community and local ecology. Our assessment is helping us convey environmental education to our students, which will have far-reaching impacts as they move out into the world.
    Aaron Miller, Superintendent/Principal at Vernonia School District 47J.
  • We could take our subcontractors’ standard plans, specifications, RFI materials, and project documents and submit those without having to reformat them. We could then share our information with project stakeholders through GBI’s system, which used our time much more effectively.
    Joe Berman, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Price Chopper/Market 32
  • Green Globes gives us the ability to showcase sustainable practices to our members and our customers. I would definitely encourage more companies to step up to the plate and pursue Green Globes certification.
    Dick Doyle, President and CEO of The Vinyl Institute
  • The online survey tool gave me more control in the process. Pop-up notes in the sections led me through in a logical fashion, so I was able to structure my back-up information to match the survey. I could see whether we were on target or not, which gave me a higher confidence level.
    Michael Vaughn, ASHRAE Manager of Research and Technical Services