Earlier this month, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, released EnergyGauge Summit Premier 3.13 at the Greenbuild conference in Chicago. This software provides construction-industry professionals with the opportunity to substantially reduce the time required to complete energy modeling for the commercial construction LEED rating system. The United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system is the leading green building rating system in the United States. The organization recently mandated that each project achieve at least two energy optimization points in their rating. EnergyGauge Summit Premier allows engineers to simply enter the design building characteristics and the software calculates everything else for these important point credits.A free, fully-functional trial version of the new EnergyGauge Summit Premier software can be downloaded at www.EnergyGauge.com. The software retails for $949 per annual license. The Florida Solar Energy Center is offering a discount of just $899 until November 30 as a special Greenbuild conference promotion.