TDX Chooses Enviance for Emissions Data; ThyssenKrupp Elevator Selects Verisae
TDX Power has selected Enviance software for the tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas and air emissions at the company‚Äôs electric utilities facility in Alaska.
With the selection, 40 percent of U.S. utilities have now deployed Enviance‚Äôs Environmental Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the software provider said. These utilities include Georgia Power, Southern Edison, Entergy, American Electric Power, Pacific Gas and Electric and First Energy. Enviance has more than 17,000 users in 49 countries.
TDX owns and operates regulated electric utilities and renewable energy projects, and also distributes fuel oil products, markets custom-engineered generation system and provides energy industry consulting.
Enviance was recommended to TDX Power by Trinity Consultants, which is also advising on the implementation.
‚ÄúThe implementation of Enviance‚Äôs environmental management system made sense on a business level, but also on a fiscal level,‚ÄĚ TDX Power executive vice president Jolene Lekanof said. ‚ÄúTDX Power holds itself to a high level of environmental integrity, and Enviance‚Äôs solution ensures that our impact is monitored properly and kept to a minimum.‚ÄĚ
In other software selection news, elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has chosen Verisae‚Äôs Sustainability Resource Planning (SRP) software platform for sustainability reporting and data management. The purchase includes Verisae‚Äôs Carbon Emissions Manager, Sustainability Projects Manager and Executive dashboards.
‚ÄúThe flexibility and capabilities of Verisae‚Äôs platform will provide us with a single master data source for our sustainability and carbon emissions management. From one solution, we can meet all of our reporting requirements,‚ÄĚ ThyssenKrupp director of sustainability Brad Nemeth said.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, whose German parent group had 2009-10 sales of $58.3 billion, said that the Verisae import functions cut data acquisition times and improve data quality.
Verisae said its product can be tailored to comply with many carbon emissions and sustainability reporting standards including The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Carbon Disclosure Project and The Climate Registry.
A recent survey suggested that companies’ enviornmental management information systems (MIS) may be aging. Over 40 percents of respondents, all either members of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) or attendees at a NAEM conference, said they have had their management information systems (MIS) in place for two to five years.
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