U.S. Green Building Council Launches New LEED Apps
12/6/2011 -- The
U.S. Green Building Council has just launched a new app service that
should help make it easier for builders to trim costs in achieving LEED
certifications. The new service, called the App Lab, is a catalog of
applications that are integrated with LEED data.
App Lab is designed to give LEED project teams easy access to compatible software, some of which is already in use. The apps are fully integrated with the LEED Online project management system.
One obvious time and money saving impact of the App Lab involves enabling LEED teams to organize their projects and lay out strategies for achieving the most certification points within their budget. Future additions to the App Lab could help project teams navigate through local building codes, zoning laws and other administrative obstacles, take advantage of local incentives and local resources, and negotiate with community groups and other stakeholders.
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