CHARLESTON, S.C.-- GreenWizard® Inc., a web-based solution to simplify building material selection and to calculate and optimize product-related credits for projects seeking LEED® certification, and the Forest Stewardship Council, a global organization that maintains exemplary forest management standards and certification systems, today announced that they have entered into a collaborative partnership.

“Since our user base, technology, and product data are so focused on optimizing LEED points, this partnership with FSC is a natural fit for both companies.”

The goal of the partnership is to promote trade in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) products, as they relate to the green construction industry, and to help solve issues related to proper sustainable-material evaluation. The partnership will also focus on raising the overall profile of FSC certified products and standards within the construction industry.

Today, GreenWizard is the only data-driven workflow solution that puts product search, evaluation, selection, LEED credit modeling/assessment and LEED documentation at the fingertips of the design and construction community. As part of the new partnership, FSC will facilitate entry of its certified companies’ products (along with the accompanying FSC product designations) into the GreenWizard platform.

“FSC is widely recognized as the ‘gold standard’ for certified forest products. In fact, it is the only wood standard recognized by LEED,” said Adam Bernholz GreenWizard’s CEO. “Since our user base, technology, and product data are so focused on optimizing LEED points, this partnership with FSC is a natural fit for both companies.”

About FSC

An international organization, the Forest Stewardship Council was founded in 1993 to apply the power of the marketplace to encourage environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC sets forth principles and criteria that span economic, social, and environmental concerns, and today FSC standards represent the world's strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. Its U.S. chapter, FSC-US, was established to coordinate the development of national forest management standards, to administer market support to companies that manufacture and sell FSC-certified forest products, and to provide public education about the importance and value of forest stewardship.

About GreenWizard

GreenWizard, Inc. is a technology company that has created a SaaS solution to help the design build community simplify the process of green product selection and management. Architects, project owners, consultants, contractors, and others use GreenWizard’s WORKflow platform to compare and evaluate products from a centralized search engine and directly communicate with manufacturers. For those seeking LEED certification, it also offers an end-to-end solution by utilizing its proprietary credit assessment tools as a factor in the product selection process to optimize credits, manage product-related documentation, and ultimately automate the online submission component to LEED Online. Manufacturers and suppliers provide product data and documents through GreenWizard’s MARKET Pro platform, which populate its search engine. GreenWizard also has a LEED AP Consulting Division that assists WORKflow Enterprise project teams in finding, specifying, and buying products on an as-requested basis. The Charleston, SC-based company was founded in 2008.

SOURCE: GreenWizard Inc.

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