If you still look at sketch up as a designer tool, and scoff at its less than robust ‘data’, start rethinking. The fact is google has an open app, and google is taking over the world, and they want ‘their’ data to go across as many platforms as possible and delivered to you in anyway possible. So it is no surprise that more robust plug-ins are being offered.
Recently ecoscore card, annouunced:
…a technology platform that helps building product specifiers evaluate environmental attributes of products, today revealed the new ecoScorecard plug-in that works with Google SketchUp and provides a critical link between popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and important environmental rating systems such as LEED…
There will be more. Autodesk watch your back, BIM users rejoice