Green Building Products Initiative
GBA developed the Green Building Products Initiative (GBPI) in 2006 with Philadelphia University after recognizing the need for quality local green building products in Pennsylvania. At that time, GBA was one of only a handful of organizations nationally that realized the expanding market opportunity that green buildings represented for product manufacturers.
Today, GBA has incorporated its work under the Green Building Products Initiative into its Knowledge Network work, which includes GBA handouts, resources, staff knowledge, network, stakeholders, and events.
GBPI was generously funded by the Ben Franklin Department of Technology, The Heinz Endowments, and the R.K. Mellon Foundation.
Join GBA's Green Building Network!
If you're a Pennsylvania manufacturer or distributor looking for a way to learn from your peers about the green building product marketplace, join GBA's Network! We can help get you in touch with other industry experts to help you down the path to providing green building products. Join now!Learning from peers' experiences and collaboration can be one of the most useful tools for a manufacturer. Experience and the willingness to share that experience can help all manufacturers better understand the green building marketplace, green building products, and how to avoid mistakes.
GBPI's goals were to grow the Pennsylvania green building product economy and to drive green building product innovation. GBA's attainment of these objectives continues to be measured by the conceptualization and commercialization of new or improved products, and by increased sales of the region's green building products, ultimately leading to job growth.
GBA used the GBPI to directly assist PA manufacturers by: