Hosting Provider Requirements

Updated May 27, 2016


Hosting providers offer the core open-source functionality of the SEED Platform™ as a hosted service to end-users. 

The purpose of approving hosting providers is to ensure that the SEED Platform trademark is being properly used, and end-users who use a SEED-branded service get the experience and core functionality they expect from the SEED Platform application. The operating principle is that modifications to the core open-source code are not allowed, other than minor modifications needed to register plug-ins or make cosmetic changes for purposes of branding the provider’s service offering.


A company offers a subscription-based service for the SEED Platform software at the web site

Benefits to Technical Ally
  • Official standing as Technical Ally, including promotion and recognition opportunities
  • License to use SEED Platform trademark
  • Limited technical support
  • Access to SEED Platform Collaborative community (ability to share product/service offerings with users, user forum, Collaborative calls and webinars, events such as the Better Buildings Challenge)

Hosting provider Technical Allies must meet these requirements annually:
  • Pass the SEED Platform hosting approval requirements (described below)
  • Execute a SEED Platform trademark sublicense with LBNL.
Approval Process

Please see the Hosting Provider Approval Process document.
Begin the process by filling out the SEED Technical Ally interest form.