On The Move
Globally Recognized Green Expert Joins GreenWizard as an Advisor
Jul 19, 2012
Greg Kats, an Internationally Recognized Leader in Renewable Energy and Green Buildings, Helps to Further Expand GreenWizard’s Impact in the Sustainable Construction Industry
CHARLESTON, SC - July 17, 2012 – GreenWizard – a cloud-based product management and project collaboration solution that simplifies building efficient, healthy, and sustainable buildings – announced that it has added Greg Kats as a strategic advisor. Mr. Kats is an internationally recognized leader in renewable energy, green buildings, and the LEED® standard, as well as private placement financing.
Mr. Kats currently serves as president of Capital E, a leading clean energy and investment advisory firm. He served for five years as the director of financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. DOE, where he led national programs to develop and deploy renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced building technologies. Mr. Kats is currently heading up a national effort to scale energy efficiency financing.
As a result of his experience and strong reputation in the industry, Mr. Kats recently introduced and negotiated a $100 million dollar strategic investment by St. Gobain in the electrochromic firm Sage. He is widely known for his initiation and development of a partnership with TIAA-CREF establishing a unique clean tech co-investment vehicle to invest in energy efficiency and green building opportunities. Mr. Kats also served for five years as managing director and venture partner of Good Energies, where he led investments in clean energy and green buildings.
As an advisor, Mr. Kats will work closely with the GreenWizard management team to leverage its world-class green-product database, its LEED® credit-modeling software, and its cloud-based workflow software solutions.
“GreenWizard is the leading electronic marketplace for green products, providing enormous efficiency gains and enriched capabilities for green product providers and green building developers,” said Greg Kats. “I admire GreenWizard’s capabilities and the team the Company has assembled. It’s the right service, product, and design platform at the right time, and I look forward to helping Green Wizard deliver on its enormous potential to accelerate more rapid and cost-effective greening of our built world.”
“Greg Kats is one of the rare individuals who combines first-hand expertise of green building and energy efficiency with the knowledge of how to fund and sustain green building projects as successful commercial entities,” said GreenWizard’s founder and CEO Adam Bernholz. “We look forward to working closely with Greg, building on our past success, and strengthening our position as a leader in the industry while continuing record-setting growth.”
Now a LEED® Automation (a.k.a. App Lab™) partner, GreenWizard is a comprehensive product management software and project collaboration provider that enables the design and construction community to better manage products and project data, collaborate on projects, assess LEED design and construction credits, integrate with LEED Online, and archive projects. GreenWizard’s tools simplify the process of building efficient, healthy, and sustainable construction projects. AEC firms are able to utilize GreenWizard’s interactive and dynamic tools to collaborate on product data and documentation, which is supplied and updated directly from manufacturers. Building owners, architects, engineers and contractors can use GreenWizard’s WORKflow® Pro solution at any phase of a building project. The Charleston, SC-based company was founded in 2008. Follow GreenWizard on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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