EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier in the green building industry, announces its expanded business alliance with GreenWizard, Inc., a web-based platform that allows building professionals to find and manage manufacturer product data and documentation for LEED and green commercial construction. The alliance benefits manufacturers by increasing opportunities for architects, engineers, and contractors to locate and obtain their certified products for LEED building projects.
"GreenWizard enables professionals to identify and evaluate products from a data-driven perspective and seamlessly collect documentation required to satisfy LEED," said Stowe Hartridge-Beam, SCS' Director of Environmental Certification Services. "It represents the future of product research for construction projects. Our partnership with Green Wizard ensures that SCS certified products are available at the fingertips of architectural and design decision makers."
SCS offers a complete range of environmental certifications for products and materials used in the green building construction, satisfying requirements for LEED, NAHB, ASHRAE, and CHPS. Examples include: recycled content certification; indoor air quality certification of furniture, finishes, and indoor building materials under the SCS Indoor Advantage and FloorScore® programs; and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of products derived from responsibly managed forests. SCS also conducts full life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, supporting Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) claims and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
"We are excited to provide a platform that links decision-makers to an increasing number of products with environmental attributes certified by SCS," said Adam Bernholz, CEO of Green Wizard. "By working together, we have truly begun to transform an industry."
Through trainings and improved data transfers, the business alliance will expand exposure of SCS certified clients and products to the green design and green construction community, adding thousands of certified products to the database.
GreenWizard's WORKflow® Pro solution is now fully interoperable with LEEDOnline, allowing projects to go from product discovery, library creation, credit modeling, full product documentation, to seamless upload and integration with LEEDOnline. Once utilized by a design firm with a project, the platform automatically allocates product attributes to their relevant LEED credit categories, providing tremendous time savings for the industry.
Since 2010, the projects represented within GreenWizard's workflow have grown from $500 million to more than $13 billion. SCS has likewise grown rapidly, tripling in size since 2007, and recognized for three years in a row as an Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.
SCS Global Services (SCS), (formerly Scientific Certification Systems) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.
SOURCE SCS Global Services