The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource, which provides the public with real-time green building data in every state in the U.S. and Washington D.C. The tool highlights LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state to provide a comprehensive look into the market.
“Our state-level market briefs demonstrate USGBC’s commitment to data and information transparency at an important level of granularity. You can’t find this data anywhere else in the market,” says Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer of USGBC. “The choice to build green buildings is simple. These state-level data visualizations make it even simpler.”
Each market brief acts as a state-level barometer of economic activity taking place in an industry that McGraw Hill projects could be worth up to $248 billion and represent more than half of all commercial and institutional construction in the U.S. by 2016.
“The ability to tune in to what the green building marketplace looks like in real time is remarkably impactful, no matter what your connection to the industry is,” says Ari Kobb, director of sustainability and green building solutions, Siemens Industry Inc. “The state market briefs are clean and simple snapshots for each state.”
Market briefs for countries outside the U.S. are available upon request, and LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development data and projects will be added later this year. USGBC prioritizes data transparency and access through its data access policy campaign, its Green Building Information Gateway and as a joint organizer of the Data Access and Transparency Alliance.