The Atlantic Green Building website is almost ready to launch! This week we uploaded products and services to the website from our well organized Excel sheets. We checked the contact information provided for companies, measured their products against our listing criteria and made sure to be consistent with formatting. We also continued adding further products and services, which we found linked from ones we had already listed. The database is definitely taking shape. From here on out it will constantly be evolving, as products change and as new ones are developed.
Other pages on the site include our completed glossary, a forum for public discussion, an FAQ section and of course our collection of project profiles. This week we finished up the profiles of the Berwick Fire Department, the Ecology Action Centre and the Joggins Fossil Centre. Although homeowners may not have the time or money to travel all around Nova Scotia and learn about these amazing buildings, they can virtually experience what we did through the “Green Building Tour”, an interactive map on the site. For example, clicking on the location of the Centre of the Built Environment in Dartmouth takes viewers to a page with many photographs we took on site, and a detailed description of the project.
Sara & Justin