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Sharene Rekow presents on GBI Personnel Certification at Ecobuild 2009 at the Washington Convention Center.

Sharene Rekow presents on GBI Personnel Certification at Ecobuild 2009 at the Washington Convention Center.



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  • The BMS experience is a good example of how Green Globes-CIEB can and should be used as a management tool for the environmental performance of existing buildings … to define … measure … analyze … implement … and improve on a continual basis. This can be done with a single building or as a key concept in corporate culture, as it is at Bristol Myer Squibb - through economic, social and environmental benefits
  • As mentioned previously, GBI will automatically issue a certificate after successful completion of the Stage II Green Globes third-party assessment process. If desired, clients may purchase a plaque. The plaque can be mounted indoors out outdoors and recognizes the amount of Green Globes earned. Additionally, announcing the awarding of the plaque through a a PR event is a great way to celebrate the environmental achievement and formal certification of the building with Green Globes. Within two years—and after capturing the actual performance data of the building and while seeking re-certification—we hope the building owner will be inspired to share the results with building occupants and keep the “green-ness” of the building a top-of-mind issue for all those involved in the life-cycle of the building.
  • The federal sector has been a major leader in driving the growth of the green building movement. GBI and Green Globes have been recognized many times for the ability of the Green Globes system to contribute to meeting the nation’s environmental goals.

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  • ADEQ Headquarters, North Little Rock, Arkansas
    GBI Personnel Certification
    Sharene Rekow - GBI VP Marketing (503) 546-2287
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Headquarters Wallingford, Connecticut
    GBI Personnel Certification
    • Defining the Certification Program
    • Marketing the Designation
    • Website Support
    • Evaluating the Cost
    • Applying for the Program
  • Pfizer Headquarters  Meriden, Connecticut
    The Need for Personnel Certification
  • Commercial Rating and Assessment Tool
  • The Green Building Initiative (GBI)
    Formed in 2004; 501(c)(3) non-profit, HQ in Portland, OR
    Mission - Dedicated to accelerating adoption of green building practices
    Owns and distributes all licenses to Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system in US
    Offers Green Globes Professional (GGP) and Green Globes Assessor (GGA) training to qualified individuals to offer support and completion of the Green Globes rating/assessment system process
  • Green Globes: System
    The Green Globes system includes:
    Software tool for online assessment
    Environmental assessment protocols
    “Best practice” guidance for design, construction and operations
    Immediate feedback from automated reports with opportunities for improvement
    A rating and third-party certification process
    Personnel certification program for Green Globes Professionals (GGPs) and Green Globes Assessors (GGAs)
  • Actual Performance
    Intended Performance
    Design & Construction
    Continuous Improvement
    Integrated Design Process
    3rd party on-site verification after Construction Completion
    Ongoing assessments avoid performance slippage, ensure continuous improvement
    SCHEMATIC DESIGN Preliminary self-assessment rating, feedback reports, oppty. for improvement
    3rd party conditional final rating
    Goals, programming, site issues
    Green Globes Continuum
  • Green Globes: Tools
    Green GlobesforNew Construction
    Guides the integrateddesignprocess at eachstage of projectthroughdelivery.
    Green GlobesforContinualImprovement of ExistingBuildings
    Establishes the baseline, gives a current performance report, guides improvement.
  • Green Globes Professional
    Green Globes Professionals – individuals who receive training at the Green Globes user level who are qualified to complete online evaluations, offer project management and technical support to clients undergoing the building assessment and certification process.
  • Green Globes System: Points
    New Construction
    1000 points
    1000 points
    2. Site
    1. Proj. Mgmt 50
    1. Energy
    3. Energy
    5. Indoor Env
    7. Indoor Env
    4. Emissions
    2. Water
    6. Emissions 75
    4. Water
  • Green Globes® LCA Credit Calculator
    Winner of awards
  • Order a Building Certification
  • Green Globes Assessor
    Green Globes Assessors – highly experienced industry professionals who complete extensive training and testing and are authorized and individually assigned by the GBI to perform on-site, third-party building assessments and that can lead to the award of an official one through four Green Globes building rating/certification.
    Specialization in NC/CIEB or both
  • CIEB Third-Party Assessment (GGA)
  • Complete GG online assessment
    Submit CDs and GG assessment to GBI
    Complete construction documents
    3rd party validation of the GG report
    3rd party issues final design rating
    NC Construction Documents & 3rd Party Validation
    Schematic Design
  • Third-party Assessment Is Required for Green
    Green Globes Ratings (GGA)Certification
    Buildings that have a predicted rating of 35% or more can pursue third-party assessment. Third-party assesmentis required to publicize your building as a Green Globes rated/certified building.
    One to four globes are possible and our recognition program includes a plaque and PR kit. Case study development is encouraged.
  • Green Globes: Rating/Certification
  • Green Globes Projects
  • Green Globes Drivers: Federal
    Testified before Congress: Energy and Environmental Committee
    Written by name into Green Schools Legislation
    Testified before House Committee on Veterans Affairs (VA)
    The National Institute of Health recognizes GG to assess laboratories
    “How Green Rating Systems
    Affect Energy
    Gaining market recognition
    Which creates business opportunities and/or recognition by the public
    21 VA buildings completing Green Globes-CIEB certification process
    U.S. Department of Education
  • State Laws Recognizing Green Globes
    Green Globes Recognized
    Trending positive
  • Pfizer Headquarters  Meriden, Connecticut
    Defining the Program
  • GBI Personnel Certification
    Green Globes® Personnel Certification programs support the national adoption and growth of Green Globes by creating, maintaining, and growing a network of individuals authorized to assist the assessment and certification process.
    Candidates most usually are pool of architects, engineers, facility managers or construction personnel
    The program’s goal is to create professionals who:
    Are knowledgeable about best green building and management practices;
    Are knowledgeable about the Green Globes assessment protocols;
    Are expert users with Green Globes assessment tools; and
    Are qualified to facilitate Green Globes building certifications on a nationwide basis
  • Green Globes Assessor
    Candidates will be selected based on:
    Qualifications (10 years experience with an industry designation)
    Regional demand
    Specific building type, environmental, or functional expertise
    While a select number of applications will be approved for training and testing, the GBI is not required to guarantee work or a certain number of buildings in a given year.
  • Green Globes ® Assessor
    Are screened, reviewed and approved by the GBI technical committee
    Complete general training and pass a test common to all Green Globes personnel certification programs
    Complete a second training/test specific to performing Green Globes third party assessments
    Execute an employment contract with the GBI
    On behalf of the GBI, perform a probationary third party assessment mentored by an experienced assessor
  • Green Globes Professional
    The GGP designation will:
    expand the base of experts in green building best practices
    focus on use of the Green Globes rating system
    Qualified candidates:
    five years experience in the building industry
    familiarity with current sustainability practices
  • Training and Examination Subject Matter
    The Environmental Movement and green building as a best practices;
    The history of Green Globes and the assessment process
    Assessment protocol for both new and existing buildings and LCA;
    Green Globes online assessment tools;
    Energy modeling, including use of the EPA’s Energy Star tools; and
    The Green Globes Certification process
  • Learning Management System Delivers Training
    Green Globes Professional Training and Testing
    The Green Globes process is web-based and user-friendly. 
    Registration, application, training sessions and tests are all administered online,
  • Learning Management System Delivers Training
  • Pfizer Headquarters  Meriden, Connecticut
    Marketing the Designation
  • GBI Graphics Standards
  • Benefits to Being a GGA
    Inclusion in a select network of professionals
    Obtain additional income as a contractor to the GBI*(not guaranteed)
    Participate in anew area of commercial building design, construction, and management services – environmental assessment and certification
    Incorporate newly acquired skills into a current job or consulting projects
    Help clients develop and minimize the environmental footprint of their buildings
    Use GGA designation for marketing purposes
  • GBI Graphics Standards
    Listing on GBI website
  • Benefits to Being a GGP
    Green Globes Professional is proof to your clients, employees, and the general public that you are at the leading edge of emerging green building rating systems and technologies.
    The credential and logos may be used for marketing purposes on:
    Business cards
    Customized quotes
    Marketing collateral
  • Benefits to Being a GGP
    Enhanced knowledge of commercial green building and management best practices;
    Demonstrated commitment to sustainable building and operations practices;
    Expand client services;
    Use of GGP designation and logo for marketing purposes;
    Competitive advantage
    Recognition and listing in the online GGP Directory
  • Certification Resource Library
    Designation logos
    Marketing brochures
    Whitepapers that support sustainability
    Supporting documents to aid the certification process
  • Applications for both programs are currently being accepted
    GGP Training launched on December 4th
    Discounts are available for:
    Other professional accreditation, such as LEED AP
    Registration of a Green Globes project (GGP)
    For more information, and to register, please visit
  • Pfizer Headquarters  Meriden, Connecticut