American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved ANSI-GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings as a consensus document and American National Standard
Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today the approval by GBI’s Board of Directors on June 11 of ANSI-GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, which was formally approved by ANSI as a consensus document at the end of April and subsequently published as an approved Standard in ANSI’s Standards Action publication on May 3.
“This represents more than four years of investment of time and effort by dozens of volunteer experts, hundreds of members of the public that participated, and GBI staff members,” stated Dr. Charles Kibert, a professor at University of Florida who served as vice chair of the ANSI/GBI 01-2019 consensus body and is a member of GBI’s board of directors. “We are extremely proud of GBI’s ongoing commitment to consensus, transparency, and due process and want to thank all those that worked collaboratively to revise and improve Green Globes.”
Vicki Worden, president and CEO of GBI, added, “More than 230 public meetings were held to deliberate the latest science and research, baselines, and market advancements since the last update to Green Globes. There’s tremendous excitement about Green Globes contributing leading edge thought leadership to green building design, construction and operations with this revised Standard.”