The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has formally recognized the Green Building Initiative (GBI) as an accredited national standards developer, thus making the GBI the first green building organization permitted to develop and maintain American National Standards (ANS). The GBI is also in the process of establishing Green Globes – a Web-based environmental design and rating system for commercial buildings – as an ANS.
- BOMA To Renew Floor Measurement Standard BOMA International is in the process of renewing the designation its floor measurement standard for offices, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area.
- USGBC to streamline LEED process After offering many "suggestions" regarding the LEED program (including criticism of the paperwork-laden documentation process), environmentally minded facility managers should appreciate […]
- ASHRAE Intros “As Designed” Rating For Its Building EQ Portal This new capability provides a quick energy analysis of a building's energy performance, helping to identify whether that building is achieving its design potential.