Green Building Initiative Recognizes ASHRAE’s Headquarters for Achieving Highest Rating of Four Green Globes

Green Building Initiative (GBI), a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices and providers of the Green Globes rating system, congratulates ASHRAE on achieving the highest rating of four Green Globes on its international headquarters.

Jerry Yudelson, Green Building Initiatives president, presented the rating system certificate to ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix during ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference held this week in Chicago.

“ASHRAE represents the ‘gold standard’ for building energy-efficiency standards. We’re pleased that ASHRAE now stands at the pinnacle of achievement for green building with the award of four Green Globes for its Atlanta headquarters building from the Green Building Initiative. Through a month’s-long process, GBI’s Green Globes Assessor worked with ASHRAE staff to document the building’s sustainable management practices. Only 3 percent of projects assessed by GBI achieve four Globes certification, so this recognition is a rare honor and a tribute to ASHRAE’s enlightened building operations,” says Yudelson.

Sustainable measures include ongoing benchmarking in ENERGY STAR for energy and water consumption, energy audits through ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient system, quarterly inspection and maintenance of systems containing ozone depleting substances, water audits for leaks, and regular monitoring of recycling efforts and waste reduction and diversion rate.

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