Auditing / Certification Body
Third party assessed by verified bodies
Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related
The Green Globes assessment and rating system represents more than eleven years of research and refinement by a wide range of prominent international organizations and experts. The genesis of the system was the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), In 1996, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) published BREEAM Canada for Existing Buildings. More than 35 individuals participated in its development, including representatives from federal and provincial departments, the National Research Council and University of Toronto. In 2000, the system took a leap forward in its evolution, becoming an online assessment and rating tool under the name Green Globes for Existing Buildings. Also in that year, Canadian Department of National Defense and Public Works and Government Services supported the development of system for the Design of New Buildings. The product underwent a further iteration in 2002 by a team of experts including representatives from Arizona State University, the Athena Institute, BOMA and several federal departments including Public Works and Governments Services, and Natural Resources Canada.