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Nov202012

Green Building Information Gateway unveiled by US Green Building Council

The Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) is an impressive new database from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) that reveals a host of data about the nation's most sustainable buildings. Information on over 42,000 buildings can be searched according to geographic region, green building strategies, and building name.

USGBC describes GBIG as "a global innovation platform for exploring and comparing the green dimensions of the built environment."

 

Green Building Information Gateway from U.S. Green Building Council on Vimeo.

But don't get too hopeful; it doesn't provide comprehensive energy use data or other info on building performance, except for select buildings and cities. It is, however, a good resource for learning which buildings are using which strategies (organized by LEED credit), and getting an overview of green building projects both nationwide and in specific cities and states.

It's a good framework for future development that will hopefully include more rigorous data on project performance--especially energy use--but it's a gateway, and that's a start.

 

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