GBIG Fundamentals: Project Transparency, Market Context, and Timelines
This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing features of the Green Building Information Gateway. Subsequent blog posts will dive deeper into specific applications to help users get the most out of their experience with GBIG.org.
GBIG is a global information platform for the real estate industry designed to further accelerate market transformation. It empowers users with relevant market intelligence that highlights companies, products, services and strategies connected to the world’s highest performing buildings. GBIG delivers actionable insights through three fundamental offerings: project transparency, market context, and timelines.
GBIG goes beyond an asset’s LEED rating to show a deeper level of detail that explains why a building is ‘green.’ By translating the impacts of achieved LEED credits into performance metrics, GBIG sheds light on what the points actually mean to the owners, occupants and investors who encounter the building in the real world. For example, we can “unpack” a LEED for Existing Building (LEED-EB) certification to look at individual dimensions of energy efficiency (e.g., ENERGY STAR 93), transportation (e.g., 25% reduction in conventional commuting trips), water efficiency (e.g., 50% reduction in potable landscape water use), or materials and resources (e.g., 70% diversion of waste).