The Green Building Initiative in Portland, Ore., recently attained American National Standards Institute approval to designate the Green Globes
Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings as a consensus document.
LEED is hardly the only environmental building certification, and competitors have proliferated, including Green Globes
, WELL Building and Earth Advantage.
By certifying a new construction or existing building with GBI's Green Globes
certification system, buildings qualify for a green loan at preferential rate.
Now, a competing certification system called Green Globes
is criticizing LEED and trying to position itself as the alternative.
It its 2014 Green Building Market Barometer report, Turner Construction says that interest in other systems, like the Green Globes
, EnergyStar and a number of others, had shot up 250 percent in two years.
Turner Construction 2014 Green Building Market Barometer shows that interest in Green Globes
and other alternative building rating systems is up 250 percent in two years.
The 2014 Green Building Market Barometer shows that 62% of respondents say their organization would be extremely or very likely to seek LEED certification if they were undertaking a green building project, with over 43% reporting they would be very likely to seek certification under another system such as ENERGY STAR or Green Globes
, though the options were not mutually exclusive.
Examples include Green Globes
in the building industry and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in the forest sector.
Clark also holds certification from the GBI as a Green Globes
Professional and is a Certified Energy Auditor, a Qualified Commissioning Process Provider, a LEED Accredited Professional (O&M), and a Florida Water Star Certifier.
This summer, the Green Building Initiative (GBI; Portland, Ore.), a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability assessment and certification services, introduced Green Globes
for Sustainable Interiors (SI), focusing exclusively on the design and construction of interior spaces for nonresidential buildings.
Whole Foods and Boise, Idaho-based design firm CSHQA have chosen the Green Globes
certification program for documenting and verifying sustainability and energy efficiency on their projects.