In this episode, Vicki Worden talks about one of Green Building Initiative’s signature programs, the Green Globes certification. She explains how it stands apart from other building certification programs, its cost, and its scoring system. She also shares how health and wellness are incorporated in what GBI offers and how they helped clients in response to the pandemic.
Vicki Worden is the President and CEO of the Green Building Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making buildings healthy places to live and work while reducing their impacts on the environment. GBI makes aspirational goals achievable through user-friendly tools built upon comprehensive standards and supported by outstanding staff and expert assessors. GBI has third-party certified 1000s of buildings across North America. Its Green Globes certification and Guiding Principles Compliance verification program support every building situation, from individual buildings with sole owners to some of the largest corporate and government portfolio owners in the world, including the Department of Defense in both the US and Canada.
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“The Green Building Initiative’s mission is really straightforward. We’re focused on improving the built environment and reducing climate impacts.”
“In the last few years, we have much better data on how green buildings are performing on all measures from tenant satisfaction and retainment to occupant health and investor value.”
“Our process has been proven to streamline the certification process by removing cost and time hassles that are traditionally associated with green building certification.”
“We have about 400,000 square feet of certified space under the GBI umbrella today in both the US and Canada and beyond.”
“Within 12-18 months, we’ll be operational in Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. Within three years, Green Globes and our tools will be available in four different languages.”