Noveda Technologies, the leader in web-based real-time energy and water monitoring, announced today that they are partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED Automation program to develop an application supporting the LEED program. This application will be available through USGBC’s online App Lab and is designed for use with internet browsers, tablet PCs, and smartphones.
The USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Over 43,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising more than 7.9 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 countries. The LEED App Lab was started by the USGBC as a way to leverage multiple partners and expand the presence of green buildings worldwide.
“The USGBC has a long and successful history of pioneering the adoption of green building practices,” said Govi Rao, president and CEO of Noveda Technologies. “We’re honored to be a USGBC technology partner and look forward to assisting the USGBC in their efforts to reduce building greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for building occupants and the larger community.”
“Buildings have a significant impact on energy, water resources and human health and contribute to nearly 40% of total carbon emissions,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, COO of USGBC. “LEED has been pivotal in the global adoption of green building practices that have resulted in reductions in resource consumption and correspondingly, in environmental footprint. This partnership with Noveda is one in a series of steps taken by the USGBC to transform the building marketplace and drive further reductions in carbon emissions worldwide.”
About U.S Green Building Council (USGBC):
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 170,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.