06 Jun '14, 2pm

Green Building Initiative Introduces Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors @TheGBIorg

At the annual NeoCon commercial interior design tradeshow in Chicago, the Green Building Initiative (GBI) will introduce a new rating tool for interior designers and architects: Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors. GBI President Jerry Yudelson said, "This system continues our development of rating tools to promote accessible, practical green building. Gone are the unnecessary and costly prerequisites of other rating systems and the need to consider the base building characteristics. We've focused this system entirely on the interior designer's and interiors architect's scope of work." The Green Globes system includes a survey assessment, the use of an independent assessor to work with the client throughout the project, and a strong focus on energy savings from lighting and plug or process loads. It also extensively uses Environmental Product Declarations to aid material...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95673-green-building-initi...

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