From ED+C Magazine
GreenWizard, a web-based solution designed to simplify building material selection and management, announced a technology partnership with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program and LEED Online. This partnership enables users of GreenWizard and their LEED Assessment tools to easily sync up data and information with LEED Online, the software platform that manages the LEED green building certification process. Using the LEED Automation API, GreenWizard is the first product management solution to integrate with LEED Online, and this integration is the first step toward a fully automated process (called LEED Automation) for obtaining LEED certification.
“USGBC surveyed the competitive landscape of LEED workflow solutions looking for the providers that could really accelerate acceptance of LEED Online, and GreenWizard is a standout in the sector,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC’s COO.
At the Toronto Greenbuild show (booth# 230 North), GreenWizard will offer live demonstrations of its first LEED Online integration tool. With GreenWizard’s capabilities, users can:
– Optimize LEED points by connecting GreenWizard LEED projects with their LEED Online projects in real-time;
– Review LEED Online project credit information side-by-side with their LEED Credit Checklist;
– Use GreenWizard’s integrated LEED assessment tools to measure progress against the LEED Online project goals; and
– Update their LEED Online project credit Scorecard from their GreenWizard project.
“When USGBC set out to select new technology partners, we selected a very small group of elite providers who could provide LEED Online capabilities, while bringing some other extraordinary capability to the equation. With GreenWizard, that ‘extraordinary capability’ is the company’s proven, cloud-based LEED workflow solution, and its unrivaled product database,” said Mahesh Ramanujam added. “We’re thrilled to have GreenWizard as a partner, and we suspect we’ll learn as much from GreenWizard as they will learn from USGBC.”
Also at Greenbuild 2011, see GreenWizard CEO and founder Adam Bernholz present at the USGBC Master Series – LEED Automation session on Wednesday, October 5, from 10:30–12:30 pm. In addition, GreenWizard was chosen by USGBC as one of the 30 presenters at Greentech@Greenbuild, where the company will present to venture capitalists on Thursday, October 6, 8:30–12 noon.
LEED Automation is a program developed by USGBC to streamline and create increased capacity for the LEED building certification process by collaborating with leading technology companies, like GreenWizard, that offer supporting functionality. LEED Automation is intended to enable automated access to data and capabilities of USGBC systems, including LEED Online, the certification platform for LEED.
“We have finally closed the loop for digital connectivity between LEED projects in GreenWizard and LEED Online,” said Adam Bernholz, GreenWizard’s founder and CEO. “The money and time savings that this paper-free capability brings to our users adds directly to their bottom line, to say nothing of the savings from reduced administrative tasks for LEED consultants. We’re genuinely proud to be part of this solution.”