The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. Insight, available as a feature of the Arc platform, provides information on design attributes of LEED certified buildings within a specified geographic region. Project teams can compare and rank potential sustainability strategies to see how they stack up against the performance of other buildings.
The tool accesses existing LEED data to aid designers and builders in adopting smart, practical, and achievable sustainability strategies, according to a USGBC news release. Insight can be used by building teams to improve the design and performance of their buildings by encouraging the implementation of best practices during design and construction stages.
USGBC and its partner Skanska worked together over two years to develop the tool.