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USGBC Announces “LEED Automation”

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED® green building program recently announced LEED Automation.

The new LEED® program in collaboration with leading technology companies is designed to streamline and create capacity for the LEED building certification process.  

"LEED Automation enables LEED Online, the online tool projects use to submit documentation and certify LEED projects, to interact with third party technology platforms. LEED Automation works similarly to an app.  It will perform three key functions for LEED project teams and users of LEED Online by seamlessly integrating third-party applications with LEED Online," USGBC reported.   

"This marks the first time USGBC has opened LEED Online to the software application market and third party software developers.  It represents the initial step in what USGBC expects will be the addition of many technology partners in the future," USGBC said.  

"LEED Automation allows USGBC and the technology companies to create multi-party interactions versus point-to-point communications between various software applications and IT systems," said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, USGBC.  "This will make the LEED documentation and certification process much more intuitive, and enable our systems to talk to one another with the push of a button."    [Return to top]