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Reed Elsevier Selects Hara to Help Drive Energy, Carbon Efficiencies

Reed Elsevier, a global publisher and information provider, has selected the Hara Environmental and Energy Management (EEM) solution to help the publishing firm drive higher energy and carbon efficiencies by tracking emissions and environmental data across its more than 300 facilities and 32,000 employees.

The Hara solution met the global publisher’s requirements for a highly-configurable SaaS application that could handle the company’s higher user volume and data capture requirements as well as meet its mandatory reporting schemes including CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

“Hara’s capabilities will be instrumental in helping Reed Elsevier implement our environmental reduction strategies,” said Mark Gough, Reed Elsevier’s global environmental manager.

According to the company’s Website, the global publisher has implemented a number of energy-efficient efforts in 2009 to reduce its energy use.

As examples, Reed Elsevier’s Albany, Dallas, and Dayton offices earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification by implementing several energy-efficient measures including the addition of increased insulation and white reflective topsheets on roofs and making upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units and lighting.

The company’s New York and San Diego offices also underwent lighting retrofits. Other select offices received 80 vending machine energy-saving devices, installed economizers and replaced chillers.

In the UK, Reed’s Camden office reduced its gas consumption by 22 percent and electricity use by 19 percent in 2009 with the help of timer settings and better equipment management. In 2010, the company plans to install gas economizers, upgrade the air conditioning units and conduct a feasibility study on voltage optimization.

The company’s largest location in Amsterdam also achieved a 5 percent reduction in energy use in part thanks to more efficient LED lighting and motion sensors.

Reed Elsevier was one of 29 companies that retained their platinum status on this year’s Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index by incorporating long-term sustainability into their business strategies.

Reed Elsevier also is considered to be among the best performers in the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project for reporting procurement policies for forest risk commodities including palm oil, soy, timber, beef, leather and biofuels that are linked to deforestation.

Reed Elsevier is Hara’s first UK headquartered customer. Other customers who recently tapped Hara EEM as their environmental management solution include the city of Las Vegas, Diebold, Hasbro and Intuit.

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