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The Rhode Island Green Buildings Advisory Committee (GBAC)

About the Rhode Island Green Buildings Advisory Committee

The Rhode Island Green Buildings Advisory Committee (GBAC) was formed in 2010 to help implement the Green Buildings Act (RIGL §37-24). The Committee, which consists of volunteers appointed by the Director of the Department of Administration (DOA), works with the Rhode Island Building Code Commission and DOA to help ensure compliance with the law and to provide education on green building practices for Rhode Islanders.

Public Meetings

All GBAC meetings are open to the public. Below is a list of this year’s scheduled meetings. Meeting times and locations may change, so please check the Secretary of State’s website for the most up-to-date meeting information.

PDF of Proposed 2021 Meeting Dates

If you would like to be added to the GBAC’s email list to receive notifications about upcoming meetings, please send your full name and email address to RIGreenBuildings@gmail.com.

Public Comments

Submit a Public Comment to Rhode Island’s Green Buildings Advisory Committee (GBAC)

There are multiple ways you can submit a public comment to the Committee. No matter which method you use, your comment(s) will be shared with the Committee during the next public meeting and will become part of the publicly available meeting minutes.

Methods for Submitting Public Comments:
  1. Email your public comment to RIGreenBuildings@gmail.com. Please be sure to include your full name, who you represent (it may be yourself or your organization), your contact information, and your public comment in the body of your email. Emails that do not include this information will not be accepted.
  2. Via mail. Please mail any public comments to:

    c/o Chairperson Trietch
    RI Office of Energy Resources, 4th Floor
    One Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI 02908

  3. At our public meetings. All GBAC meetings are open to the public and offer time for public comment. Click here to find more information about upcoming GBAC meetings.



RIGBAC Preconstruction Certification
RIGBAC Post Construction Certification
Appeal Application
Reporting Form

Helpful Information

AIA Presentation
RIGBAC Presentation
LEED v4 and IGCC 2015 Comparison
Recommended RFP Language

Green Building Program Links

RI Stretch Codes/IGCC
USGBC LEED for Neighborhood Development
Sustainable SITES
Green Globes

Committee Documents

Rules & Regulations