PORTLAND, OR — The Green Building Initiative (GBI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to work together to promote the design and construction of energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings, according to The Daily Journal of Commerce.

The agreement calls for the organizations to promote the design of buildings that are energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible by providing education and training; offer educational opportunities that include content on Green Globes New Construction and Green Globes Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings; and encourage or undertake research to identify strategies for specific economic and environmental performance outcomes for green buildings.

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