November 29, 2012
Athena has partnered with GreenWizard to help bridge the product-assessment gap between AEC construction practitioners and building product manufacturers.
The two organizations will bring Athena’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) data to GreenWizard’s product management and specification workflows.
GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow™ tools are utilized for the research, specification, modeling, documentation and submission of building materials and their associated projects.
Working together, these two organizations can bring LCA reports and related documentation, such as Environmental Product Declarations, closer to product specifiers, helping to further bridge the product information gap that exists today between AEC construction practitioners and building product manufacturers.
One immediate, practical benefit of the GreenWizard-Athena partnership is facilitation for designers to achieve new credits in LEED that require access to LCA-based documents. LEED Pilot Credit 61 and the upcoming MRc2 in LEED v4 provide incentives to select building products with LCA reports or EPDs. GreenWizard and the Athena Institute will also work to help LEED projects achieve LEED Pilot Credit 63 and the upcoming MRc1 in LEED v4, where points are available for whole-building LCA – the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings is a preferred tool for that task.
Read the full press release here .