Representatives from leading companies have come together to support a new initiative from the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) that will create an online sustainability search to point built environment professionals to the best resources, tools and guidance available. EPR Architects, Marks and Spencer, Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems and Wates Group have joined forces to sponsor the project.
The new online platform – called Pinpoint – will go live at Ecobuild 2013 and will allow users to search, filter and post reviews about sustainability tools, courses, guidance, benchmarks, case studies and more. The project has been spurred on by the proliferation of sustainability information now available to people working in the construction and property industry. Pinpoint will help users get to the right information within a few clicks.
This project has been developed with the help of a Task Group of industry representatives which scoped what information was currently available and how best to present it in an easy-to-use format. Building on the work of this Task Group, which was sponsored by BAM and Morgan Sindall, an Advisory Group of industry representatives is helping to steer the project towards launch.