- a cloud-based Product Management Workflow and project
collaboration solution that simplifies building efficient, healthy, and
sustainable buildings - today announced that it has entered into
an additional, deeper partnership with Architecture 2030 to provide
enabling technology for the 2030 Challenge.
GreenWizard's new free Energy
Reduction Calculator will help gauge progress of the 2030 Challenge
targets for energy use in new construction and major renovations. The
Challenge, which has been widely adopted since being issued by
Architecture 2030 in 2006, asks the global architecture and building
community to achieve energy reduction targets: 60% today, 70% in 2015,
80% in 2020, 90% in 2025, reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.
These targets may be accomplished by implementing innovativesustainable
design strategies, generating on-site renewable power and/or purchasing
(20% maximum) renewable energy. With a minimal amount of information,
the Energy Reduction Calculator can determine the target energy use for
a project and help to benchmark against the 2030 Challenge goals. The
Calculator can also input data from an energy-modeling tool or import an
eQuest PARMS file, if available.
"The goal of our partnership with Architecture 2030 is to achieve
relevant carbon reduction through two key drivers: Architecture 2030's
well-regarded thought leadership and GreenWizard's advanced technology
solutions for the design and construction community, further leveraging
our relationships with the nation's top design and construction firms
and our $13 billion in existing projects," said GreenWizard's founder
and CEO Adam Bernholz. "With our free cloud platform, and the capability
to automatically upload energy model output files, GreenWizard has
simplified the process of analyzing and reporting building information
relevant to the 2030 Challenge."
About Architecture 2030
Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan and independent
organization, was established in response to the climate change crisis
by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030's mission is to rapidly
transform the U.S. and global building sector from the major contributor
of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the
climate change, energy consumption, and economic crises. Our goal is
straightforward: to achieve a dramatic reduction in the
climate-change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the building
sector by changing the way buildings and developments are planned,
designed and constructed. More info: www.Architecture2030.org
GreenWizard is the comprehensive Product Management Workflow and project
collaboration provider 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. These tools simplify the process of
building healthy, sustainable and efficient construction projects.
Building owners, architects, engineers and contractors can use
GreenWizard's WORKflow® Pro solution at any phase of a building project.
Firms are able to utilize GreenWizard's interactive and dynamic tools to
collaborate on product data and documentation, which is supplied and
updated directly from manufacturers. The Charleston, SC-based company
was founded in 2008.
More info: www.GreenWizard.com
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