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Scroll down to see the recently announced sub-committee members… The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI), which oversees the Green Globes™ building rating system, is currently seeking experts in a variety of building science disciplines to work to establish this rating system as an American National Standard. For this process, seven technical sub-committees will be formed in […]


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Scroll down to see the recently announced sub-committee members… The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI), which oversees the Green Globes™ building rating system, is currently seeking experts in a variety of building science disciplines to work to establish this rating system as an American National Standard. For this process, seven technical sub-committees will be formed in […]
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Green Building Initiative™ Announces ANSI Sub-Committee Members

Green Building Initiative™ Announces ANSI Sub-Committee Members | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Scroll down to see the recently announced sub-committee members…

The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI), which oversees the Green Globes™ building rating system, is currently seeking experts in a variety of building science disciplines to work to establish this rating system as an American National Standard. For this process, seven technical sub-committees will be formed in the following areas:
* Project Management: Policies and Practices
* Site
* Energy
* Water
* Resources: Building Materials and Solid Waste
* Emissions and Effluents
* Indoor Environment

In late May, the GBI American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard development committee held its first general meeting in Arlington, VA. The 30-member committee is comprised of a balance of users, producers, and interested third parties from a variety of organizations and corporations including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Institute of Architects, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The committee is chaired by Wayne Trusty of the Athena Institute; Thomas Taylor of Vertegy, an Alberici Enterprise, serves as vice-chair.

At the meeting in May, the committee established a timeline to complete the ANSI process for Green Globes by the end of 2007. It also agreed to establish a variety of sub-committees that will be responsible for each of the seven areas of assessment within the Green Globes system. The individual sub-committees will be comprised of members from the standards development committee, as well as individuals with expertise in those particular areas who are interested in participating in the process.

“We’re very proud of the caliber of individuals on the standards development committee,” said Trusty. “But we’re also pleased to have the opportunity to bring in additional, specific experts in a broad range of related disciplines to help us establish the best standard possible.”

Individuals with related expertise in any of these areas, or who are otherwise interested in the ANSI process, are encouraged to apply for spots on any of the sub-committees by visiting the “commercial” page of the GBI Web site at www.thegbi.org and clicking on the “technical committee” link. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2006.

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  1. In a step toward establishing the Green Globes building rating system as an official standard under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Green Building Initiative (GBI) has announced the members of seven technical sub-committees.

    According to the GBI press release:

    Sub-committees have been created for the seven areas of assessment within the Green Globes system. Each sub-committee is comprised of members from the technical committee as well as volunteers at large, and will operate independently from the GBI Board. The full technical committee has overall responsibility for developing the standard under ANSI protocol.

    “The response from applicants was overwhelmingly enthusiastic,” said Ward Hubbell, executive director of the GBI. “We’re pleased that so many people want to contribute their expertise to the first ANSI-approved process to develop an American National Standard for green buildings.”

    The GBI’s ANSI sub-committees include diverse representation in three categories; users, general interest and producers.

    “The technical committee is excited to see the diversity and caliber of the individuals who volunteered for each sub-committee. Their insights will help to establish the best standard possible,” said Thomas Taylor of Vertegy, chair of the project management sub-committee.

    Following is a list of the GBI technical sub-committee members within each category:

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT: POLICIES & PRACTICES
    * Thomas Taylor, Vertegy (Chair)
    * Gregory Bergmiller, S/L/A/M Collaborative
    * Chris Dixon, Mithun Architects, Designers, Planners
    * Helen English, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
    * Robin Rogers, Otak Inc., Architecture, Engineering and Planning
    * Susan Green, City of Chicago, Department of General Services
    * Michael Hall, Fanning/Howey Associates
    * Craig Kibbe, Department of Housing and Urban Development
    * Patricia Nixon, LRS Architects Inc.
    * Neyda Otero, Pine Crest Preparatory School
    * Steven Raynor, U.S. Public Health Services
    * Lisa Schafer, Cincinnati Park Board
    * James Trynosky, Chu & Gassman Consulting Engineers
    * Vuk Vujovic, Legat Architects Inc.
    * Yuyan Zhou, Jacobs

    SITE
    * Eric Truelove, The Renschler Company (Chair)
    * Greg Crawford, Steel Recycling Institute
    * Robin Rogers, Otak Inc., Architecture, Engineering and Planning
    * Alan Abrams, Abrams Design Build, LLC
    * James Altwies, The Bruce Company of Wisconsin Inc.
    * Joe Bainbridge, Spring Creek Engineering, LLC
    * Brian Blesi, Target Corporation
    * Richard Marshall, DHM Design Corporation
    * Liane Peterson, Cognitive Research Associates, LLC
    * Lisa Schafer, Cincinnati Park Board
    * David Smith, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
    * Matthew Tendler, Kahler Slater Architects

    ENERGY
    * Harvey Bryan, Arizona State University (Chair)
    * Bill Coad, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    * Steve Hubert, Buchanan Partners
    * Jean Lupinacci, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    * Gordon Shymko, G.F.Shymko & Associates
    * Steven Carlson, CDH Energy Corp.
    * Charles Culp, Texas A&M University
    * John DiModica, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM)
    * Krishnan Gowri, Pacific Northwest National Lab
    * David Handman, URS Corporation
    * Mary Ann Huff, Huff & Sons Engineering
    * John Timberlake, Foam Supplies, Inc.
    * Martha VanGeem, Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup)
    * Abby Vogen, Energy Center of Wisconsin
    * David Weatherly, HSMM, Inc.

    WATER
    * Doug Sordyl, American Concrete Institute (Chair)
    * Norm Kummerlen, Moen Incorporated
    * Dave Viola, Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
    * Gunnar Baldwin, TOTO USA, Inc.
    * David Bracianno, Tampa Bay Water
    * Bill Hoffman, Austin Water Utility
    * John Koeller, Koeller and Company
    * Shabir Rawalpindiwala, Kohler Company
    * Yuyan Zhou, Jacobs

    RESOURCES, BUILDING MATERIALS & SOLID WASTE
    * John Carmody, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota (Chair)
    * Peter Birkbeck, Icynene Inc.
    * Ken Bland, American Forest & Paper Association
    * Greg Crawford, Steel Recycling Institute
    * Doug Sordyl, American Concrete Institute
    * Christine Subasic, The Masonry Society
    * David Goss, American Coal Ash Association (ACAA)
    * David Gromala, Weyerhaeuser
    * Robert Hackworth, Steel Joist Institute (SJI)
    * Graeme Hendry, Tarkett Commercial
    * James Sandoval, CH2M Hill
    * Steven Thorsell, ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.
    * Martha VanGeem, Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup)
    * Thomas Williamson, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

    EMISSIONS & EFFLUENTS
    * Carl Smith, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (Chair)
    * Greg Crawford, Steel Recycling Institute
    * Mike Thompson, Trane
    * Angela Tin, American Lung Association of Illinois
    * Stephen Clark, Carrier Corporation
    * Patrick Kelly, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    * Ann Kosmal, U.S. General Services Administration
    * David Sundersingh, Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
    * John Timberlake, Foam Supplies, Inc.

    INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
    * Ron White, Virginia Department of General Services (Chair)
    * Peter Birkbeck, Icynene Inc.
    * Bill Coad, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    * David Collins, American Institute of Architects (The Preview Group, Inc.)
    * Michael Gardner, Gypsum Association
    * Paula Schenck, Center for Indoor Environment & Health, University of Connecticut Health Center
    * Gordon Shymko, G.F.Shymko & Associates
    * Carl Smith, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
    * Matt Stewart, Lafarge North America
    * Angela Tin, American Lung Association of Illinois
    * Stephen Ashkin, The Ashkin Group, LLC
    * James Downing, Bostik, Inc.
    * Glenn Hourahan, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
    * David Jacobs, The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)
    * Scott Townsend, 3tArchitects

    Meetings are planned to occur in mid-September. All meetings will occur by teleconference and may be monitored by interested groups or individuals on request. For more information, please contact the ANSI-GBI Standards Development Committee Secretariat at [email protected].

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    Although the initial selection process for sub-committee members was completed in August 2006, applications are still being accepted for future sub-committee work and public review notification. Individuals with related expertise and experience or otherwise interested by environmental building are invited to join a sub-committee by filling out the appropriate applications, which can be found at http://www.thegbi.org/greenglobes/subcommittee.asp.

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