Measurabl automates LEED tracking and reporting by integrating with the U.S. Green Building Council
San Diego, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 2, 2016 / Measurabl, the world’s fastest growing startup for sustainability software, has completed its first of a kind web integration with the U.S. Green Building Council. The integration enabled over 10 thousand commercial buildings on Measurabl to automatically detect and monitor their LEED certification status, as well as automatically report LEED status to sustainability standards like the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
"LEED certification is one of the most prestigious hallmarks of a sustainable building, but tracking and reporting certification status across large real estate portfolios is tedious and prone to manual error," explains Matt Ellis, Measurabl’s Founder and CEO. "By Partnering with USGBC we’ve taken another step toward making collecting, reporting, and acting upon sustainability data easier."
736 buildings representing 231 million square feet of commercial property - over 7% of all U.S. LEED projects by floor area - synced 1,216 LEED certifications during the integration’s initial rollout. There is 2.3 billion square feet of commercial property on Measurabl overall, nearly 3 percent of all U.S. commercial building floor space.
"There are more than 72,500 LEED projects located in over 160 countries and territories," notes Dhruv Gami, USGBC’s Director of Technology who spearheaded the project. “Data integrations like this help scale LEED globally and improve information flow between building owners and data management platforms like Measurabl.”
The new capability is available to all Measurabl subscribers including those on its free "Basic" plan.
"Making the integration free ensures building owners and occupiers have unfettered access to LEED certification and data management tools, which further propels green building adoption," explains Norm Miller, a Measurabl Advisor and economist at the University of San Diego known for his research into green building. "This is a great example of proactive big data, something we hear a lot about, but rarely done on such a useful scale."
The integration comes just as many companies are finalizing their annual investor disclosures on sustainability. The average publicly traded company now spends over 400 man-hours preparing a single sustainability report. Since the majority of public companies issue multiple reports in different formats, accurately capturing and mapping the data to different standards compounds the time investment and risk of inaccuracies.
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About the U.S. Green Building Council:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit: http://www.usgbc.org, and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.