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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
* 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.