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Green Globes 2019 accepted as a revised American National Standard

Advances include language on resilience, life cycle cost analysis, moisture control analysis, health, and effectiveness.

June 21, 2019 |

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The 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.

The Green Globes rating system was first published in 2010. The revised 2019 standard includes advances in content including provisions on resilience, life cycle cost analysis, moisture control analysis, health and effectiveness, and many other market advances, such as higher efficiency plumbing fixture specifications and greatly expanded lighting and acoustic comfort sections.

GBI is the only green building organization to deliver its rating system through an ANSI-audited consensus process. The revised standard was registered and approved to continue its revision process every two years.

The final approved standard and proposals for changes to the standard, which can be submitted at any time using forms provided on GBI’s website, can be found at

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