WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of energy-efficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, have 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,” says 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,” says Alan Z. White, executive vice president of corporate development, SCI.