31 Oct '13, 9pm

Just as feds embrace Green Globes, ex-board member says ANSI claims are false!

A disgruntled technical committee member suggests the new Green Globes tool has not gone through the consensus process, a claim GBI rebuts. By Paula Melton ANSI Standard and Green Globes Covers Although the ANSI standard developed by GBI and the group's Green Globes tool were supposed to be aligned after the new release in June, a side-by-side comparison suggests they don't match up as well as their covers might suggest. Skirmishes over the validity of major green building rating systems continue, even as the federal government recognizes Green Globes as on par with LEED . A board member of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), the group behind Green Globes, has quit over frustrations that Green Globes isn’t meeting its potential. Harvey Bryan, Ph.D., FAIA , a professor at Arizona State University, has alleged that the newest version of the Green Globes tool contains questi...

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