Such is the case with the recent partnership between SCS Global Services, www.scsglobalservices.com, Emeryville, Calif., and GreenWizard, www.greenwizard.com, Charleston, S.C. The two companies are working along to offer the construction industry an easier way to locate and obtain certified products for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects.GreenWizard offers technology that allows users to collect documentation related to LEED needs. SCS Global Solutions offers a variety of environmental certifications for products and the types of materials in green building construction, satisfying requirements for LEED as well as other green standards, while also providing services to conduct full lifecycle assessment studies.
Through training and enhanced data transfers, the alliance will expand exposure of SCS-certified clients and products to the environmentally friendly design and green construction community, adding thousands of certified products to the GreenWizard database.
Partnerships such as this allow for more certified products to be included in the database, further enabling green building. From there, the technology allows the construction industry to minimize the measure of time it takes to apply for green certifications by automatically allocating products to appropriate LEED credit categories, providing time savings for the industry.
Green building is becoming more common around the world. As construction teams search for new ways to efficiently submit for certification, technology can offer an easier way to round up documentation and apply online.