At its Greenbuild Annual Conference & Expo today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) Pilot for Illinois. The new gateway offers Greenbuild conference attendees three new resources for use during the show:
The GBIG Pilot portal:
A map-centric website that allows users to explore and compare hundreds of LEED projects across the Chicago region. It provides unprecedented tools to view LEED scorecards and compare LEED projects based on credit category-level achievement made possible by LEED Automation. The GBIG Pilot also provides information about Energy Star, Enterprise Green Community, COTE award winners, and ACUPCC projects that have committed to green building. Check it out at www.GBIG.org. The GBIG Pilot was developed in collaboration with the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).
The GBIG Analyst app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:
A mobile tool for exploring green buildings and making quantitative comparisons with respect to achievement in different credit categories and the new LEED Carbon Index (a tool that realizes the vision of a “LEED carbon overlay”). This is a must-have for your personal green building walking tour of Chicago.
The GBIG Explorer app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:
A mobile tool to discover case studies and stories about green buildings throughout the region. This app provides narrative information on some of the most exciting projects in the city with content from USGBC Chapter case studies and the Department of Energy High Performance Buildings Database.
At Greenbuild 2011, USGBC plans to release a national GBIG portal.
Search for “GBIG” in the Apple App Store. USGBC will be presenting demonstrations of these tools on Wednesday (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 – 5:30 p.m.) and Thursday (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and throughout Greenbuild in the LEED Lounge display, which is located outside of the exhibit hall on the first floor of McCormick Place.