GREEN BAY, Wis.
— Green building initiative to Create Green Building Infrastructure will create Green Building infrastructure, the Green Building Initiative (GBI) released a press release Wednesday announcing the launch of a nationwide program.
The program, which has been described as a “world first,” is a “social innovation and social transformation strategy” for cities to build green buildings, according to the release.
Participants in the program include the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Park Service, and local governments across the country.
A Green Building Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, is hosting the first-ever event in the U, and the group will host an additional “green building” event in January in Greenville, South Carolina, according the release, which is currently live on its website.
“Green building is a powerful social force that is helping people to build healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous communities,” said Green Building Director James W. Anderson in a statement.
“The Green Building Innovation Initiative aims to make building communities more productive and resilient by connecting citizens with green building solutions and services, building community engagement and creating economic opportunity.”
“This partnership with USAID and the Green building Institute will provide a platform for the Greenbuilding Initiative to bring together the best of the world’s best building practices,” said USAID’s Director of Public Engagement, Kevin H. DeCourcey, in a press statement.
In the press release, Anderson described the goal of the program as creating a shared vision for the future of green building in the United States.
“This project is an opportunity to engage the community, businesses and government, to help guide our country in a new direction,” Anderson said.
“By making a commitment to the GreenBuilding Initiative, we will be able to make bold and ambitious green building investments and take the lead on the transition to a sustainable, green economy.”
The first-of-its-kind Green Building International Initiative (GBII), which is a partnership between the Green Buildings Institute, USAID, the National Parks Service and the National Green Building Council, will provide free technical support for the GBI’s Green Building Initiatives (GBIs).
The GBII is currently working with the National Institutes of Health, the American Red Cross, the United Kingdom and Germany to launch the GBII’s Green Buildings Initiative, which will be funded through a combination of private and public partnerships.
As part of the GBI, the GB II is partnering with the City of Greenville to launch a Green Building Program.
According to Anderson, “The GBI is a national partnership of Green Building Institutions and a nationwide community of over 1,000 Green Building organizations and organizations committed to the green building vision.
It is the first Green Building initiative to be designed and funded through national collaboration and is being developed in partnership with Green Building Institutes, USAid, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, the World Bank, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U of S Green Building Office.
These organizations will collaborate to identify, implement, and support Green Building initiatives that promote green building, build community resilience and create economic opportunity.
Through the GBIs Green Building Icons, the first GBII GBII will be designed to highlight the green buildings in their neighborhoods and serve as a catalyst for a national dialogue around green building.
Currently, more than 1,600 Green Building Institutes are in operation across the U., with an estimated 40,000 active members nationwide.
The Green Buildings Icons will be a key component of the GBAI, and will include a number of new, original, and unique Green Building designs that will be developed in collaboration with the GB Icons and the GBIA.”
According to the press conference, the GABI will be launching its Green Building II Initiative in December, with the GBII GBI GBI II to be launched in February 2019.
The GBBI has an estimated 150,000 members across the United Stated and over 600,000 worldwide, Anderson said in a release.