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ANSI Approves GBI Rating System Based on Green Globes

The Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the Green Globes rating system for commercial buildings, announced in April 2010 that the rating system had secured the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to become an accredited national standard.

The new standard includes seven areas of assessment: Project Management, Site, Water, Energy, Emissions, Indoor Environment, and Resources. New additions to the rating system include a water consumption calculator, a materials and resources section that fully incorporates Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and an emphasis on building integrity issues. The standard will now enter a limited pilot phase, accepting applications beginning May 1. The current version of the Green Globes standard will continue to be available throughout the pilot period. For more information visit

Published May 1, 2010

Bragonier, E. (2010, May 1). ANSI Approves GBI Rating System Based on Green Globes. Retrieved from

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