Green Globes certification system gaining steam

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Many people are unaware that the LEED certification system isn't the only game in town. Green Globes, a competing certification system, is gaining momentum as the preferred choice for builders around the country.

Green Globes, run in the U.S. by the Portland-based Green Building Initiative, recently caught the attention of the U.S. government, which is deciding whether to change its mind about LEED as the preferred certification system for new federal buildings.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees most non-defense federal construction, will choose either LEED, Green Globes or the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge.