The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the launch of the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG), a Web-based tool designed to accelerate market transformation by providing greater transparency and understanding of the green dimensions of the built environment.
According to the USGBC, GBIG provides a transparent view of places, projects, collections and credits, detailing the actions and activities of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building owners and project teams over time. The tool provides maps, analytics and insights that reveal trends, patterns and processes in green building practice. Users can search and explore green building activity around the world, analyze trends and patterns in green building practice and discover connections between projects, people, products and services.
‘The launch of GBIG represents years of research, information gathering and testing, and has been a true labor of love,’ says Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the USGBC. ‘Green building has gone from an era of firsts to a global movement connected by data.’