GBI Announces Approval of ANSI-GBI 01-2019

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the approval by GBI’s Board of Directors of ANSI-GBI 01-2019: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. It was formally approved by ANSI as a consensus document at the end of April and subsequently published as an approved Standard in ANSI’s Standards Action publication on May 3.

Advances in the Standard’s content include language on resilience, life cycle cost analysis, moisture control analysis, health and effectiveness, and many other market advances, such as higher efficiency plumbing fixture specifications and greatly expanded lighting and acoustic comfort sections.

GBI is the only green building organization to deliver its rating system through an ANSI-audited consensus process, having first published ANSI-GBI 01-2010 and now its 2019 revised version of that original Standard.

The final approved Standard and proposals for changes to the Standard, which can be submitted at any time using forms provided on GBI’s website, can be found at The schedule for review of proposals is also published on the website.

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