27.06.2019 Since the launch of the digital service platform for healthy building materials, the Building Material Scout, a year ago, the number of these products in the database has grown to 31,000.
The platform developed by HOINKA GmbH and Drees & Sommer provides industry stakeholders with key information for sustainable construction projects. The German Property Federation ZIA also recognizes its innovativeness by including the Building Material Scout as best practice innovation in this year’s ZIA Innovation Report. The jury’s assessment criteria included, for example, the innovation’s degree of novelty, the benefits for clients, the environment and society, and the economic viability of the idea. The ZIA Report and the best practice innovations 2019 were presented at the Property Industry Day on June 27 in Berlin.
The users of the digital platform include well-known manufacturers such as the Lindner Group, GEZE GmbH, neuform-Türenwerk Hans Glock GmbH and Durach GmbH. Building Material Scout provides you with a unique assessment service that evaluates and classifies building materials according to the requirements for healthy and sustainable building, such as the standards defined by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM). This allows all stakeholders to keep track of the certification jungle and obtain transparent evidence for Green Building projects.