One of the main reasons the UK Green Building Council was established was to encourage the sharing of best practice on sustainability. One of our key aims is to provide a ‘first-port-of-call’ for any professional from across the building lifecycle or value chain to give them the best possible sustainability advice and guidance for their project, product or organisation.
In practice this has proved a challenge, as the sheer volume of information, tools, guidance, training courses, products and services, all purporting to help create a sustainable built environment, has mushroomed over recent years. This has made navigating the sustainability landscape increasingly difficult.
Our new online platform - Pinpoint - has been designed with significant input from the sector to address these issues. It provides a sustainability search function and allows users to apply further filters based on the part of the building lifecycle they are working on, the type of resources they are looking for and more. Pinpoint also encourages users to review resources themselves, helping others to see what tools, metrics and case studies would be most relevant for them. UK-GBC will act as ‘curators’ and moderators of the content provided by built environment practitioners, as well as acting as the main point of contact for further advice.