Green Globes

Green Globes

Green Globes is an online assessment tool, rating system, and guide for sustainable building available in the United States and Canada. No prerequisites are required for a Green Globes certification, making it accessible for a large variety of projects, which can earn four different levels of ratings. The sub-rating system options are: new construction, multifamily new construction, core and shell, existing buildings, multifamily existing buildings, multifamily performance plus, and sustainable interiors. There is a 5-year review cycle for Green Globes projects. 

Sub-rating systems:

  • New Construction
  • Multifamily New Construction
  • Core and Shell
  • Existing Buildings
  • Multifamily Existing Buildings
  • Multifamily Performance Plus
  • Sustainable Interiors

Certification Focus Areas

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse Gas
Emissions

existing buildings

Existing
Buildings

energy efficiency

Energy
Efficiency

interior quality

Interior
Quality

sustainable materials

Sustainable
Materials

lifecycle and facility management

Lifecycle & Facility
Management

energy management systems

Energy Management
Systems

monitoring performance

Monitoring
Performance

Process and Cost information:

Begin the Green Globes Certification process by creating an account and requesting an assessment quote. Projects will work with a Green Globes Assessor who will do third-party assessments. There assessor will complete between 1-3 of these. There is usually just one on-site visit for assessment. Once requirements are met, you will receive a report with the certificate. 

Costs associated with Green Globes certification are a registration fee and assessor fees.