Pivotal Energy Solutions announced today that LEED-certified homes will be integrated into Pivotal's AXIS cloud-based data hub. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Pivotal will add more than 36,000 LEED-certified residential projects into the AXIS database to augment Pivotal's existing collection of National Green Building Standard (NGBS) and ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings certifications.
"We're very excited to add USGBC's LEED certifications to our portfolio of aggregated energy efficiency certified projects,” said Bob Burns, president of Pivotal. “No other platform offers the volume and diversity of building certification data that AXIS does."
With the addition of LEED, the AXIS database will soon contain over 150,000 certified single family homes and multi-family residential buildings from across the United States. The database consists of certified projects collected natively through the AXIS program administration and participation functionality, as well as third-party national and regional program data. Pivotal intends to fully integrate USGBC’s public residential project list into AXIS in Q4 2020. Project names will be made available through a searchable web portal or as a subscription service.
"We believe that by establishing AXIS as the preeminent source for energy efficiency data and enabling access to projects through a single platform, we'll make it easier for real estate professionals and the investment community to use the data so that the true value of high-performance buildings can be realized," Burns added.
LEED homes are built to be healthier, safer, and more comfortable for the people inside. On average, they use 20-30% less energy than a home built to code. LEED homes are also required to demonstrate 20% water savings, helping to put money back into owners’ pockets. They are built to be energy-efficient, ensuring that they can be comfortably heated and cooled with minimal energy usage.
To learn more about Pivotal or to access AXIS building certification data, contact Pivotal Energy Solutions directly. To learn more about USGBC or its LEED certification offering, visit usgbc.org.