Green Globes Rating System Strives for Gains in the Sustainability Game

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Sustainability

In fall 2009, Philadelphia-based Drexel University broke ground on the $70-million, 130,000 sq. ft. Papadakis Integrated Science Building, a project seeking LEED Silver certification under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council.

For purposes of comparison, Drexel also decided to execute the project in accordance with the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globes assessment and certification program, an initiative that in many ways mirrored the criteria and objectives of LEED, although purportedly in a quicker, more cost-efficient manner.

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