Originally published in Interiors & Sources

06/03/2014

Green Building Initiative Introduces Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors

New sustainability rating system smooths path for interior designers

 
Green Building Initiative Introduces Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) will introduce a new rating tool for interior designers and architects at the annual NeoCon commercial interior design tradeshow in Chicago: Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors. 

“This system continues our development of rating tools to promote accessible, practical green building,” said GBI President Jerry Yudelson. “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 materials choices and rewards office furniture certified under the BIFMA 'Level' standard.

"We took the best ideas from our existing Green Globes for New Construction standard and married them to the specific needs of the tenant improvement project," said Yudelson. "We invite the profession to take a look at what we have and to apply it to their next tenant improvement or interior remodeling project." 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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