Green Globes is an assessment and rating tool that was first developed by the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in Canada.
According to their web site, "The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building's environmental attributes through third-party verification."
In 2000, this rating system became an online assessment tool originally for existing buildings, however its success lead to the implementation for new buildings as well.
Today the Green Globes assessment tool is used not only in Canada but also in the U.S. where the Green Building Initiative acquired the rights to distribute the program!
For more information about Green Globes and their environmental assessment program visit their web site!