Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque.
The U.S. Green Building Council asked IDEO to help visualize how buildings communicate environmental performance to create spaces that both cradle their inhabitants and reduce their environmental impact. The LEED Dynamic Plaque™ is an elegant public declaration of a building’s environmental efforts. Located in a lobby or other common space, it displays real-time measurements about a building’s resource use—from energy to waste disposal. IDEO designed and built the physical plaque and its Digital Shop created an online interface that allows USGBC’s software to interact with it, enabling people to enter data, analyze details, and make personal decisions that influence a building’s performance.
Today, the LEED Dynamic Plaque is one of the finalists of the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards: Data Visualization. Category winners will be announced at the Fast Company conference in New York, at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Keep your fingers crossed ! 🙂
Want to know more about the Dynamic Plaque? These are the must read articles:
- What makes the LEED Dynamic Plaque a game-changer? By Adam Sledd on GreenBiz, published July 22, 2014.
- Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque. Written by Rick Fedrizzi and published August 29, 2014 on the USGBC web site.
- Q&A: How I utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque. Written by Soren Horst and published two days ago on the USGBC web site.
- Making Buildings Smarter. Helping Structures Live up to Their Green Potential with a LEED Plaque. The editorial on the IDEO web site.
See also the following videos:
LEED Dynamic Plaque, from IDEO.
Scot Horst USGBC Keynote “The LEED Dynamic Plaque” recorded live at IMPACT 2014.
is an international design and consulting firm founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1991.The company has locations in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Boston, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul, and Tokyo.The company uses the design thinking methodology to design products, services, environments, and digital experiences.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), co-founded by current CEO Rick Fedrizzi, Mike Italiano, and David Gottfried in 1993, is a private 501(c)3, membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems and its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.