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Los Angeles Airports Take Up ‘FastTrack’ Enterprise Carbon Accounting

LAX airportLos Angeles World Airports, which manages Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY), will begin tracking emissions at the airports via a “FastTrack” enterprise carbon accounting software.

The airport management company, which has been using Enviance to monitor its emissions for two years, is switching to an upgraded version of the software under the Enviance Greenhouse Gas (GHG) FastTrack program.

The two have devised a compliance calendar that can conform to evolving EPA reporting requirements and deadlines, according to Enviance.

Previously, the airport management company used Enviance’s Environmental ERP, which allowed the firm to combine reporting and notifications.

Now, Los Angeles World Airports has adopted the Internet-based GHG FastTrack program. The benefit is this allows the firm to fully implement any new facility in 60 days or less.

“LAWA and its network of airports have the same complex emissions requirements and reporting challenges as a medium-sized city,” said Nigel Nugent, Vice President of Sales for Enviance.

Los Angeles International Airport is no stranger to carbon reduction efforts. In 2006, it bought 30 alternative-fuel buses and trucks – 21 compressed natural-gas transit buses, three liquefied-petroleum-gas light- and medium-duty refuse trucks, and six LPG stakebed trucks.

The EPA’s mandatory reporting rule means that a large number of facilities, manufacturers and product suppliers must keep track of and report their GHG emissions to the EPA, with the first reporting due on March 31, 2011, for the 2010 fiscal year.

The number of organizations using enterprise carbon accounting (ECA) software is expected to increase five-fold by 2011, partly driven by companies that have not traditionally invested in environmental software.

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