CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GreenWizard Inc., the leading product management platform for transparency in building product data and documentation, and Valspar, a leading global coatings manufacturer, today announced the beginning of their Emerald Partnership that will help architects and designers achieve building performance and sustainability requirements. This new Emerald Partnership strengthens both companies’ shared vision and commitment to product responsibility. This is the third Emerald Partnership since the program launched, profiling the collaborative efforts of leaders in the industry.
"We are thrilled for this stronger partnership with Valspar,” said Jerry Lepore, CEO of Green Wizard. “We are excited to partner with a company that not only has a long history of product innovation and commitment to the environment, but one that works to engage, support and improve local communities everywhere they operate.”
With GreenWizard being the conduit for responsible product attributes related to building performance and sustainability to the design and construction community, and Valspar supporting these efforts, great things are expected to come from this partnership.
“As a leader in the coatings industry with a focus on green innovation, Valspar is looking forward to partnering with GreenWizard to bring our coatings information and sustainability data to the architectural community,” said Jeff Alexander, Vice President of Sales for Valspar’s Coil and Extrusion Coating division. “We offer a wide range of sustainable coating solutions that help architects and designers achieve both performance requirements and green building goals. Our green products include chrome-free primers, biorenewable coatings, low-VOC formulations, and solar-reflective, ENERGY STAR compliant coatings. Because of our commitment to minimizing environmental impact, our alliance with GreenWizard is a natural fit.”
GreenWizard is the only complete building product management solution for the design and construction community. Valspar’s architectural coatings will be loaded in GreenWizard, accessible through GreenWizard’s unique search, filter and project tracking tools. Case studies highlighting the use of Valspar’s wide range of architectural coatings can be found at valsparinspireme.com.
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Valspar is a global leader in the coatings industry providing customers with innovative, high-quality products and value-added services. Our 10,500 employees worldwide deliver advanced coatings solutions with best-in-class appearance, performance, protection and sustainability to customers in more than 100 countries. Valspar offers a broad range of superior coatings products for the consumer market, and highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets. Founded in 1806, Valspar is headquartered in Minneapolis. Valspar’s reported net sales in fiscal 2014 were $4.5 billion and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:VAL). For more information, visit www.valspar.com and follow @valspar on Twitter.
GreenWizard, Inc. is the building product management solution that enables the design and construction community to better manage building products and data, collaborate on projects, track materials as they relate to health, environment, and energy efficiency, assess LEED design and construction credits, integrate with LEED Online, and archive projects. The company’s software is utilized by many of the nation’s top design and construction firms, with roughly $28 billion in commercial construction projects currently evaluating their building material needs in GreenWizard. Design and construction firms, i.e. Interior designers, specifiers, sustainability teams, project engineers/managers, and others use GreenWizard’s WORKflow Pro solution to identify, evaluate, track and manage building products against products on the market and an individual project’s specific building goals. The Charleston, SC-based company was founded in 2008. Find GreenWizard on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the GreenWizard blog.