Document Locator listed in the Construction Specification Institutes (CSIs) GreenFormat.
ColumbiaSoft, a leading-provider of document management software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms, announced today that its Document Locator software has been approved for listing in the Construction Specification Institutes (CSIs) GreenFormat. ColumbiaSofts decision to list with GreenFormat supports the companys position to promote environmentally sustainable business practices through paperless document management.
Eliminating the use of paper is one very good way to reduce your carbon footprint, and a system that stores documents electronically also has many other advantages that make it a smart choice for business, said ColumbiaSoft executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, David Pogue. Beyond the obvious cost savings that come from reduced paper use, printing and storage, there are some even greater benefits in terms of efficiency, accountability, and overall knowledge management.
GreenFormat is a new CSI format that provides a standardized framework for identifying the sustainable properties of building products. Available as a free, Web-based search at www.greenformat.com, it offers a fast-and-easy, unbiased approach to evaluating green product information that saves time for designers, specifiers, and building professionals including engineers, contractors, architects, and building materials suppliers.
The new GreenFormat comes at a time when builders and property owners are looking increasingly towards a more green approach in the construction of new buildings, factories, and infrastructure. According to the 2008 Autodesk /AIA Green Index, 42% of architects surveyed indicated that their clients are inquiring about green design on 50% or more of their projects. Document Locator offers builders a paperless, green approach to managing the large volume of designs and construction-related documents. The engineering document management system includes specialized capabilities for managing drawings and project documents, and automating the necessary submittals, approvals, and workflows that are a critical part of every construction project.
About ColumbiaSoft Corporation
A private, Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 1998, ColumbiaSoft is a leader in enterprise-class document management software and solutions designed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk and improve collaboration. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share paper and electronic documents, e-mail, and faxes to save costs, increase productivity, and meet compliance and regulatory requirements. ColumbiaSoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and its products are fully integrated into popular applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, Autodesk AutoCAD, and more.