Commitment to Action

GIGAbase: Green Materials Database (China)

Commitment by

Giga

In 2009, GIGA committed to officially launch the GIGA website and the first of its tools for action: GIGAbase, a powerful online database of green materials available in China, which harnesses market forces, education tools, cultural relevance, and global assessment standards to the transparency and user-driven effectiveness of a 'wiki.' GIGA also committed to commence the development of two databases, which will strengthen the effectiveness of GIGAbase as a tool for action. GIGAbase will be linked to a directory of green service providers, GIGApages, and to GIGAcase, a database of best practice case studies serving to inspire designers on how to best use green materials, highlight success stories, and foster green competition in design.
As of June 2010, GIGA has given 2,700 people access to information, trained three educators, empowered 2,000 people to fight climate change and improve global health, and created four new clean-tech jobs.

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Commitment

GIGAbase: Green Materials Database (China)

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$600,000

Region

Asia

Countries

CHINA, HONG KONG, Taiwan R.O.C.

Commitment by

Giga

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

SGTH Designs, SOW Foundation Limited, A00 Architecture, Western China Human Resources Development Foundation