The Green Globes system is a design and management tool for assessing building environmental performance. The rating system utilizes an online assessment program and offers guidance for green building design, operation and management. In 2005, the Green Globes Initiative was the first green building organization to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Green Globes continues to be influential in sustainable design, particularly in Canada, where the federal government adopted it. Follow the link for more information.