The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) 32-member Consensus Body released for public comment a revision to GBI’s American National Standard, known as ANSI/GBI01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.
When finalized, the standard will provide compliance requirements for the next version of Green Globes for New Construction that is expected to be released in 2016. Work on the revision began in 2014 and has included input to date from nearly 100 subject matter experts in the green building community through more than 50 public meetings and calls.
The official public comment period began Sept. 11 and will run through Oct. 26, 2015. “The next stage of public comment review is critical to help ensure the Standard will help owners and design teams set appropriate goals and meet the expectations that we collectively have for the sustainable attributes and ultimate performance of their buildings,” says Wayne Trusty, Chair of the GBI Consensus Body.