Top 10 Sustainable Features of Green Globes Certified Laboratory Facilities

David Eldridge, Grumman/Butkus Associates
Vicki Worden, Green Building Initiative

The speakers will review the Green Globes rating system and describe sustainable features from laboratory assessments as observed in the field during the on-site assessment. The audience will learn about common features for buildings that pursue third-party certification.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn new approaches to prepare for a third-party assessment under Green Globes rating systems;
  • Identify common sustainable features across several certified facilities;
  • Prioritize sustainable investment in new facilities; and
  • Incorporate sustainable features into new and existing laboratory buildings.


David is a sustainability and energy efficiency consultant at Grumman/Butkus Associates working on sustainability assessments, energy audits, building modeling, and other analytical projects for complex buildings such as labs, healthcare facilities, and other types of projects.

Vicki Worden is the President & CEO of the Green Building Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making buildings healthy places to live and work while reducing their impacts on the environment.


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