|[November 29, 2012]
Athena Institute Partners with GreenWizard
CHARLESTON, S.C. --(Business Wire)--
- 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
documenation, 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
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
More info: www.GreenWizard.com
LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
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