From the Wires
Athena Institute Partners with GreenWizard
By: Business Wire
Nov. 29, 2012 02:00 PM
GreenWizard® – a cloud-based product management and project collaboration solution that simplifies building efficient, healthy, and sustainable buildings – announced it has partnered with Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. GreenWizard and Athena will work to advance life cycle thinking in construction through easy access to LCA-based building product data.
GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow™ tools are utilized for the research, specification, modeling, documentation and submission of building materials and their associated projects, totaling over $10.8 billion in value within GreenWizard today. The Athena Institute is a long-time leader in LCA for construction products. These two organizations are now cooperating to bring LCA reports and documentation, such as Environmental Product Declarations, to product specifiers, bridging the product information gap between AEC practitioners and building product manufacturers.
With this partnership, designers can achieve new credits in LEED that require LCA-based documents. LEED Pilot Credit 61 and the upcoming MRc2 in LEED v4 provide incentives to select building products with LCA reports or EPDs, and GreenWizard and Athena will work to help LEED projects achieve LEED Pilot Credit 63 and MRc1 in the forthcoming LEED v4, with a special focus on Athena’s Impact Estimator for Buildings tool.
About The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute is a membership-based, non-profit research collaborative bringing Life Cycle Assessment to the construction sector. The Athena Institute is working with leading-edge construction sector practitioners, product manufacturers, and policy makers in partnership towards the next generation of green buildings. Athena’s reputation as a credible, objective organization is built on its science-based, transparent collaboration and clear, robust information. Learn more: http://www.athenasmi.org
Now a LEED® Automation (a.k.a. App Lab™) partner, GreenWizard is comprehensive Product Management workflow and project collaboration software that enables the design and construction community to better manage products and project data, collaborate on projects, assess LEED design and construction credits, integrate with LEED Online, and archive projects. Building owners, architects, engineers and contractors can use GreenWizard’s WORKflow® Pro solution at any phase of a building project. The Charleston, SC-based company was founded in 2008. Follow GreenWizard on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. More info: www.GreenWizard.com
LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
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