SCS Global Services (SCS), a 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 green 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,” says 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 certification of products derived from responsibly managed forests. SCS also conducts full life-cycle assessment studies, supporting Environmentally Preferable Product claims and Environmental Product Declarations.
“We are excited to provide a platform that links decision-makers to an increasing number of products with environmental attributes certified by SCS,” says 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 green 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 green 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.