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Green the Building

GBCI: 0920010025

The game that can teach you how to make better sustainable decisions about your building.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009



What if you could simply pick up a building and play with it, trying out different sustainable solutions until you found those that worked best—at no cost to you? By playing “Green the Building,” you'll experience this dream-come-true scenario first-hand. The U.S. General Services Administration, an organization dedicated to helping professionals engage and conquer traditional building challenges, has designed a simulator that allows you to "play" with buildings. This free, easy-to-use, connected framework will encourage exploration of sustainability options, enabling you to plan, market, and execute projects that integrate big ideas like Net Zero Energy and Climate Adaptation. Gain innovative sustainable strategies and tools that you can immediately use —and share with others—to improve building performance, increase sustainability knowledge, and implement effective sustainable practices.


  1. Identify and prioritize cost-effective green building and procurement strategies to improve environmental performance
  2. Practice building management in a safe environment and appreciate the many challenges and decisions facing someone in this role
  3. Understand the impact of building operations on occupant health and satisfaction
  4. Learn how bundling technologies can maximize impact on energy efficiency, water savings, and waste reduction, and indoor environmental quality
  5. Mitigate the impact of operational risks, like energy price fluctuations or drought, with smart building choices
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Created by

U.S. General Services Administration
Washington, DC
United States


Michael Bloom

U.S. General Services Administration