Mike Bloomberg Delivers Remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit

Momentum for Data Standards

October 19, 2000

Recognizing the Need for Surety Agency Transformation
K. Dixon Wright, 
North Coast Surety Insurance Services, Inc.

September 26, 2006
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) into law. The DATA Act will later amend FFATA.

December 5, 2008
National Institute of Building Sciences
Building Smart Alliance
agcXML Development Project


San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

Executive Directive 09-06: Open Data

Open Data Executive Directive 


June 13, 2011
Rep. Darrell Issa introduces the DATA Act in the House of Representatives.

June 16, 2011
Sen. Mark Warner introduces the DATA Act in the Senate.

January 12, 2012
XBRL Challenge Contest - Improve access to surety credit for small and emerging companies

January 2013

Basel 239 Requires banks to provide data on outstanding loans for risk analysis.

Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting

April 10, 2014
The Senate passes the DATA Act.

April 28, 2014
The House passes the DATA Act.

August 2014
DOE Data By Design Contest - Construction Performance Measurement Dashboard using XBRL-CET

September 16, 2014
Smart Grid Interoperabilty Panel establishes Priority Action Plan 25 (SGIP PAP25) - Harmonized Financial Data

October of 2014
Associated General Contractors of America selected Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA) to officially take over stewardship of agcXML 

May 22, 2015
DOE Announces Solar Bankability Data to Advance Transactions and access (SB-DATA) Funding Opportunity.

October 15, 2015
BEDES: Creating A Common Data Language for Building Energy Performance

November 5, 2015
SGIP PAP25 re-tasked to align with SB-DATA.

April 15, 2016
DOE announces $4 Million for Projects Launching the Orange Button Solar Energy Data Initiative

May 6, 2016
The surety industry incorporates a key construction data report, the Work on Hand data set, into XBRL.

The XBRL Work on Hand Report incorporated into FIBO

May 31, 2016
World Economic Forum
Shaping the Future of Construction -A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology 

June 27, 2016
Mark Sands - Moneyball For Construction
First in a series of articles on the value of data for the construction industry.  ​Link to all articles

February 2, 2017
Orange Button Year One Program Recap

February 23, 2017
Baseline to Build On
Initiative to develop a data standard for construction

March 29, 2017
XBRL US is hosting a surety webinar - Standards to Automate Processing for Contractors, Agents & Sureties

April 5, 2017
Enterprise Data World Conference  FIBO presentation - Smart Grid Data Interoperability in Support of Surety Based Risk Management

April 24, 2017
National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) Annual Meeting will showcase XBRL/FIBO at the Surety Innovation Center

May 3, 2017
XBRL-CET/SGIP PAP25 Working Group Meeting with Congressman Darrell Issa

Industry Standardized
Electronic Surety Providers


National Association of Surety Bond Producers
eBidding / eBonding Database

Electronic Surety Providers

Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
US Customs and Border Protection

Digital ID - Entity Unique Identifiers

for Electronic Transactions

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Website

     NAIC number for Insurance Companies

US Department of the Treasury's Listing of Approved Sureties Department Circular 570 - Referred to as the T-List. 

    The T-List utilizes the NAIC number to identify surety companies.

Bank Swift Code

Swift Codes or BIC Codes for all the Banks in the world

   Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) in accordance with ISO 9362

Surety Resource Connection, Inc.

Suite of Apps

Surety Based Risk Management Data Exchange

  Salesforce Prototype Demo

  Data Exchange Pilot

  Electronic Data Exchange

Chico Process

Chico Common App- Original ASP version
        Username: Sample

        Password: Sample

     More Information and Screenshots

     XBRL Limited Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss

Chico Common App - Salesforce Version

Bid List Connection
     Username: Sample
     Password: Sample


Project Status Connection
    Performance Measurement Dashboard
    Tracy Gateway Demo
    Tracy Gateway XBRL Challenge

    Tracy Gateway XBRL Challenge - Narrated

Surety Management Connection
     More Information and Screen Shots

     Electronic Bond Tracking

     Construction Performance Tracking

     Solar System Performance Tracking

Toolbelt Connection

Project Team Connection

Qualification Connection

Working with Cities to Fight Climate Change

Department of Energy

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

      Building Energy Data Exchange Specification(BEDES)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

     Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES)

CDX Task Force Abstract #3:

Automating Work in Place (WIP) Reporting

IN ORDER TO improve construction productivity, we need to spend less time tracking the work that we did, so that we can spend more time doing. CPC intends to collaborate with the U.S. chapter of XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language), as well as the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) to form a CDX task force committee focused on aligning standard Metadata fields from bid pre-qualification forms to final payment applications. 

WE WILL on a pioneer project by capturing redundant form fields and integrating them with XBRL and CSI taxonomy standards. The proposed benefits include a CDX-certified integration, which would allow for an automated check of XBRL and CSI administrative data, improving quality of financial and progress reporting data.

State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network

SEE Action is a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy 

January 2014
Credit Enhancement Overview Guide

July 2014
Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Use Case Analysis to Define Data Needs and Guidelines
   See table 3-8 on page 28 of report (page 40 in PDF) for data fields

Contractor Data Standards

Construction Progress Coalition

Instantly translate your data into the new Orange Button data standard.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 7
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Sustainable Development Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation 

Sustainable Development Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable Development Goal 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Government legislation mandating data interoperability

and/or data reporting
The federal legislature has pending legislation that will provide funding to federal agencies that are trying to modernize their operations by transitioning to digital and the cloud.  They would need the XBRL/FIBO data sets to accomplish their objective of administering contracts in compliance of the DATA Act, and this legislation will give the funding to those that take it on.

Modernizing Government Technology Act 

AB-1223: Construction contract payments: Internet Web site posting

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Basel 239

Solar for Small Business and Veterans

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 

Solar Ready Vets

    How to Hire Veterans in Solar Energy

    Pendleton veterans train for solar industry jobs 2015

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

    Solar Industry Makes Commitment to Employ 50,000 Veterans by 2020 - April 2015

     The Solar Industry and U.S. Veterans

Let's Go Solar

     Energizing Veterans for Solar Careers

US Green Buisness Council

Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science

Green Veterans

The Solar Foundation

Veterans in Solar

    ​Veterans in Solar: Securing America’s Energy Future

GRID Alternatives

Troops to Solar Initiative

    GRID Alternatives and Wells Fargo Partner Up to Train 1,000 Veterans in Solar - November 2015

     Wells Fargo gives Grid Alternatives $2 million grant for low-income solar expansion​​

​March 20, 2018


Modernizing Government for the 21st Century

The Data Coalition

March 23, 2018

The President’s New Management Agenda: Data is a Key Driver of Government Reform

Smart Electric Power Alliance


March 29, 2018

5 Key Takeaways from the Solar Asset Management North America Conference in San Francisco.

     Solar Risk Management: What Is It and Why It Matters to Investors, Sponsors & Asset Managers


April 19, 2018

Wells Fargo commits $200 billion toward sustainable financing

The company’s pledge is designed to promote the shift to a low-carbon economy. More than $100 billion will go toward financing clean technology and renewable energy projects. 

Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator program.

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator