Athena Institute Teams with GreenWizard
Dec 04, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
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.
According to a release, GreenWizard and Athena will work to advance life cycle thinking in construction through easy access to LCA-based building product data.
GreenWizard said its 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, the groups said. 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.
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