commonground, an online community for environmental and commercial real estate professionals, has been recognized with a Forrester Groundswell award. The social networking site was honored for its success and personal support offered through the first peer-to-peer networking site for environmental professionals.
The Forrester Groundswell awards recognize excellence in achieving business and organizational goals with social technology applications. The awards program was developed to support and recognize the principles outlined in the Forrester Research book, Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies.
Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR), a provider of real estate environmental risk information and developer of commonground, was presented with the award in the Business-to-Business Supporting category.
"At the end of the day, we wanted to give something back to the industry that has given us so much," says Jay Gaines, EDR's chief marketing officer. "Our success is directly attributed to the commitment of our members to contribute essential and valuable information to share with their peers.’