IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Collaboration on Material Data to Help Projects and Product Manufacturers
LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online will connect to GIGA’s ORIGIN material data hub
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic partnership to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven, healthy, green buildings.
ORIGIN, the hub of connected building material data developed by GIGA, will integrate with LEED Online, Arc and WELL Online to help drive better collaboration between projects and product manufacturers by facilitating the submittal of product data.
“Achieving market transformation requires increased transparency and accessibility on building material data,” says IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “It also requires the entire ecosystem to be connected so that data can easily flow between manufacturers and project teams. This is a necessary next step in that process.”
“We believe the next phase of market transformation for the built environment is going to be led by material performance”, said Peter Templeton, SVP, USGBC. “Connecting ORIGIN to LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online simplifies workflows, helping the broader market to design, build and operate healthier, greener buildings at scale.”
“The complexity, incompleteness and lack of accessibility to building material information has hindered the building industry for decades,” says GIGA CEO Raefer Wallis, “ORIGIN solves this by connecting data that is currently fragmented across thousands of databases and enabling that data to flow seamlessly to project teams."