Applications to Enable Automated Ongoing Commissioning for Buildings
Washington, DC – June 8, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of energyefficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, today announced they will collaborate to develop and deliver third-party applications to be integrated into LEED Online. LEED Online is used by project teams to submit documentation toward the certification of LEED projects.
As part of the technology agreement, building owners will be able to use SCI’s SCIwatch™ technology through the LEED Online platform to enable automated fault detection for ongoing commissioning and predictive maintenance in commercial buildings SCIwatch interfaces remotely with building management systems to analyze inputs, provide continuous visibility into building performance and maintenance needs, and identify operational anomalies causing energy waste, risk to equipment life, and impacts on occupant health.
SCIwatch enables LEED projects to benefit from sustained energy efficiency, reduced maintenance expenses and increased value of building portfolios. Nearly 40,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising more than 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 countries. LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate and maintain, have higher lease-up rates, and are healthier for building occupants and the environment.
“Building commissioning is an important strategy for efficient building performance. SCIwatch will make it even simpler for buildings to pursue a real-time, persistent approach to automated ongoing building commissioning,” said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President, LEED, USGBC.
“SCI is excited to be working with the USGBC to ensure that the impact of LEED certification is maintained every day of the year. This will result in further protecting building owners’ investment in LEED, while also favorably impacting their carbon footprint,” said Alan Z. White, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, SCI.
About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 79 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member organizations, and more than 166,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. GDP from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org, on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Scientific Conservation, Inc.
Scientific Conservation Inc., (SCI) a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics for the $5 billion commercial building market. The company’s suite of energy management solutions uses the industry’s first software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to help reduce annual energy spending by comparing predicted energy and system efficiencies against real-time operation. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco, Cal., with its technology center in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.scientificconservation.com. Follow SCI on twitter at @sciwatch and on Facebook.