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SOURCE Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. and GreenWizard, Inc.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. (RBA) has launched a strategic partnership with GreenWizard, Inc. RBA is the nation's leading provider of AIA continuing education for design professionals. The company also develops education courses and guide specifications for building product manufacturers. GreenWizard, Inc. is the leading provider of materials management for building product data and documentation for green building and LEED projects. This alliance will help design professionals find the best products and benefit building product manufacturers through increased access to the design community.
"GreenWizard is a powerful tool that helps design teams specify sustainable products as well as expedite the LEED documentation process. We are very excited about our strategic partnership with GreenWizard. Together we will launch several education initiatives about the new materials credits in LEED v4, specifically Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). It is crucial that building product manufacturers fulfill the new LEED requirements in order to increase product transparency," said Ron Blank, President of RBA.
"We are excited to partner with such a powerful asset to the industry such as Ron Blank & Associates. Together, we will strive to educate and engage the design community on LEED v4, while enabling the manufacturers to promote their own product health and transparency through HPDs, EPDs, DECLARE and other third-party certifications. GreenWizard remains the only common repository for building product transparency, and partnered with Ron Blank & Associates we will help the AEC and BPM community forge stronger relationships & collaboration with regard to materials selection and management," said Jerry Lepore, President/COO of GreenWizard.
The strategic partnership will capitalize on both companies' significant strengths. RBA has over 100,000 subscribers who take their AIA continuing education courses annually. GreenWizard has a database of 140,000+ building products from more than 1,000 manufacturers. All products can be searched by CSI MasterFormat number and may be filtered by any number of attributes, including HPDs, EPDs, and several 3rd party certifications.
Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates are leading providers of AIA and LEED continuing education for building design professionals, via online courses, Lunch & Learns, webinars, and CE Academies. RBA physically meets with architects, engineers, interior designers, and other design professionals in over 50 different markets across the U.S. every year through an architectural specification program.
GreenWizard, Inc. is the leading provider of materials management for building product data and documentation for green building and LEED projects. Architects, specifiers, engineers, contractors, project owners, consultants, and others use GreenWizard's WORKflow Pro® solution to identify, compare, evaluate, and model building products against their master specification and goals.
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