The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a nonprofit organization that produces, owns and administers the Green Globes green building independent assessment, verification and certification program in the United States. Headquartered in Portland, OR, it provides an online building design management tool for architects and developers of residential structures and commercial and federal buildings.
The GBI focuses on energy conservation, reduced water consumption, responsible materials use, ecological stewardship, and a healthy indoor environment. It works to accelerate adoption of building practices that result in resource-efficient, environmentally sustainable and healthier buildings.
It is dedicated to improving building performance and reducing climate impact.