GSA endorses GBI's Green Globes certification system

11/22/2013 | PlasticsNews.com

The General Service Administration has endorsed the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes system as an alternative to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED system. This first-time endorsement of Green Globes will give federal agencies a choice between the two green building certification systems for construction and major renovation projects. The move is credited in part to lobbying efforts by the chemical industry and other stakeholders, as Green Globes does not encourage avoidance of certain chemicals.

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