Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Visit BuildSite at Greenbuild Chicago!

BuildSite staff at Greenbuild in 2009

We are gearing up for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo here at BuildSite, getting all our promotional items together for the show. [If you are planning on attending, please stop in at our booth #578 to watch a demo and get a Builder’s Bar!] In honor of the big event, I decided to take a look back at the past year.

We have had a lot happen here since Greenbuild 2009, where we launched BuildSite Green Data, a database of green and LEED® data for construction products. With the help of our launch manufacturers, including Bostik, Grace Construction Products, Knauf Insulation, L.M. Scofield, and others, we seeded the BuildSite database with environmental attributes applicable to the LEED green building rating system.

In January, we announced the release of our software, BuildSite Submittals, which allows for the creation of fully electronic project submittals tied directly to construction specifications. With templates for both standard and LEED submittals, BuildSite Submittals provides a workspace in which users can create customize packages of product information tied line-by-line to the specs.

In July, we took a huge step and decided to open BuildSite Submittals to the construction industry with our Freemium Edition. As our President, Ned Trainor said, we wanted to prove how easy it is to build submittals online, so we removed any barriers to giving BuildSite a try.

At Greenbuild, we invite you to do just that. Try BuildSite Submittals for free. If you want more features, you can always upgrade to a Professional or Enterprise account for additional security and file sharing capabilities. Otherwise, continue to use the Free Edition to cut back on the time and expense of generating paper submittals the “old way.”

It has been a great year at BuildSite, and we are looking forward to our second annual exhibition at Greenbuild. We can’t wait to connect with new customers and soak up all the new and exciting ideas in green building. Remember to stop by Booth #578, watch a demo, and pick up a Clif Builder’s Bar from BuildSite!