The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced on Monday that they’ve joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as an Organizational Stakeholder (OS).

“Building performance metrics and reporting is crucial to our movement,” said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, USGBC. “Data collection and reporting allows us to optimize the performance of our buildings in a transparent and teachable way. By working with GRI, USGBC can remain on the front lines of performance reporting technology, and offer state-of-the-art tools and procedures to our green building community.”

The GRI OS program broadens participation around transparency in sustainability beyond reporting in accordance with the GRI reporting framework. As an OS, the USGBC has the opportunity and privilege to contribute to the evolution of the reporting framework on a continual basis.

“We are honored to have USGBC become an Organizational Stakeholder of GRI. There is already a tremendous overlap in our efforts, in addition to the wide range of organization with whom we both work. We look forward to increasing this overlap as we work together to create a sustainable global economy,” said Mike Wallace, Director, Focal Point USA.

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