HOK Announces New Green Building Rating System: CGGH

GingerbreadAlways a leader in sustainable design, today HOK announced development of a new green building rating system (look out USGBC!): Checklist for Gingerbread Green Homes (CGGH).

Developed by an interdisciplinary team of HOK’s finest (John Cantrell, Weronika Cichosz, JoAnn Brookes, Lori Selcer, and Julian Tablada), CGGH helps gingerbread artists create the greenest ginger-person homes. This effort was inspired by Toronto’s LEED Platinum house developed for Habitat for Humanity last year (featured on Treehugger, Inhabitat, and Notcot).

Toronto’s delicious creation followed green building principles found in the USGBC’s LEED rating system. HOK’s new CGGH takes green ginger construction a step further, examining the total process from ingredient shopping to baking and construction. Categories include sustainable planning, energy and appliances, packaging & ingredients, and creativity in design. Get your solar ovens ready and start baking!


Download the checklist so you can build your own GGH.

Post written on behalf of John C., who is busy working hard (or maybe baking his own gingerworld?)!

One Comment
  1. December 17th, 2009 - 9:58 am
    JR said:

    This is great! Next year our gingerbread house will definitely be CGGH certified!

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