At Greenbuild last month in San Francisco the US Green Building Council released GBIG, the Green Building Information Gateway. It is elegantly designed and serves an important purpose – it makes information about green buildings easily available.
At GBIG you can track LEED buildings, trends in how points were earned and trends in how different green strategies get implemented.
Green building is just taking off in my hometown, and now there is a dashboard to track progress.
This is a huge boost for Realtors and appraisers. Real estate is a lagging industry. Every recommendation we make or fact we report is based on something that happened in the past. Inventory is a key metric in this world. And the more we know about what’s out there and how it is growing, the more we can use it with our clients!