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Green Building Initiative

Application Design and Development

The Green Building Initiative is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR that provides sustainability assessment and certification services for buildings in the United States. To support these services, GBI also offers personnel training and certification courses.

GBI enlisted the help of GRAYBOX to assist them in replacing their current project assessment application with a new and improved version. After understanding GBI's specific needs, the UI Designer created sitemaps and wireframes for the development team. The visual style guide was then created, along with the visual design mockups. Once that was completed, everything was developed on the front and backend utilizing a customized version of Expression Engine CMS.

GRAYBOX also implemented a custom OAuth server from scratch on a legacy platform. This synchronizes data across multiple APIs including 3 separate instances of a third-party application, and Salesforce.

GRAYBOX has been work­ing with non-prof­its for years to help them build out their tech­nol­o­gy infra­struc­ture. As a long term client, we were proud to help GBI become the first orga­ni­za­tion to assess fed­er­al gov­ern­ment build­ings for Green­house Gas (GHG) Emis­sions Reduc­tion and Reporting.

Jon Love, Principal at GRAYBOX

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