The introduction of building certification systems like DGNB, LEED and BREEAM has been a great step forward in terms of documenting and assessing the sustainability of building materials. Nevertheless, as the certification jungle grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for everyone involved to keep track of product information and certification requirements. Often, the information is either not available in a suitable form for architects and planners, or the products simply do not fulfill the requirements.
Building Material Scout aims to change this. It is a planning tool with an integrated and intelligent building product database with a focus on healthy and sustainable materials. Builders, architects, planners and construction companies can use Building Material Scout as a counseling tool for selecting appropriate products. The tool can document an entire construction project with all the product information of the current building sustainability certification systems.
At the same time, manufacturers of building products like Troldtekt can add their product information to Building Material Scout. Product requests from builders can then be diverted directly to the manufacturer, who can use an assessment service to automatically validate the products to the current sustainability standards.
– Our mission is to provide all stakeholders involved in construction with easy access to healthy, intelligent and sustainable materials and building products. We are convinced that by doing so, we are making a significant contribution to a better construction quality with healthier and environmentally friendly spaces for people, says Melanie Leich, DGNB consultant at Building Material Scout GmbH.