Green Building Initiative

Resource pages for "Green Building Initiative"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


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Green Building Market Study Shows 250% Growth In Alternative Rating Systems

Recent Turner study shows significant growth in interest in Green Globes® and other systems.
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Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.
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Drexel University Releases Green Globes Vs. LEED Cost Comparison Study

Green Globes comes out less expensive than LEED on the same project, according to recent study results.

GSA Issues Recommendation For Green Building Certification Systems

LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.

AIA Approves Continuing Education Credit For Green Globes Course

The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings).

FM Issue: The Green Building Landscape

Guest Contributor Kevin Stover explains why this one aspect of the commercial real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace.

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