Des Moines, IAGreengrade–LEED Management SoftwareTM, a division of Textura ® Corporation, announces the addition of LEED Canada to its available LEED-supported rating systems.

Project teams seeking LEED certification via the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) can now utilize Greengrade–LEED Management Software to assist in streamlining the CaGBC certification process, saving time and cutting costs associated with traditional LEED administration practices. Greengrade can be utilized for all CaGBC rating systems.

Cobalt Engineering, a member of Integral Group and a leading building services consulting firm, recently selected Greengrade to manage its projects seeking certification under CaGBC’s LEED-NC 2009. Cobalt has experience with more than 90 projects that have recently completed or are currently undergoing LEED certification and has offices across Canada and the US. Kim McClymont, LEED Services Coordinator with Cobalt explains, “We were looking for a new system; a way to simplify the existing process. Keeping communication streamlined and efficient between team members and keeping the project moving forward are essential. Greengrade features that are especially valuable are those saving us from onerous administrative tasks. It will eliminate rote paperwork, thus freeing up time and resources to allow for more meaningful contributions to sustainable design.”

“We also work on both CaGBC and USGBC projects; therefore, having the same system in place to manage both types of projects as a best practice will have a significant impact on enhancing our LEED services,” continued McClymont.

Mike Stuart, President of Greengrade said, “One of our main goals at Greengrade is to help those managing the LEED certification process be efficient and profitable. Expanding our system to include LEED Canada rating systems provides access for companies working in Canada to implement best practices and achieve new levels of efficiency and profitability.”