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Contract Wins: BP, AMEC, Hara, Wartsila, Ceco Environmental

AMEC: The engineering and project management company has been awarded a framework contract by BP to provide environmental and related consulting services for all of BP’s assets in its upstream, refining and marketing, alternative energy and shipping businesses worldwide. Under the agreement, AMEC will provide a wide range of services … Read more »

Rolls-Royce NVC 386 live fish carrying vessel

Contract Wins: Rolls-Royce, Dow, Fluor, Virent

Rolls-Royce has signed a repeat order for a ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. This will be the second vessel of this type for ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish. The first ship is due for delivery in June and the latest contract also … Read more »

Red Robin Chooses Siemens for Energy Management

Siemens Building Technologies Division has deployed its Site Controls Energy Management System across 40 of Red Robin restaurants. As a result of the installation, energy consumption in EMS-controlled locations is down 9-to-15-percent, Siemens says. Red Robin chose the Siemens Site Controls platform based on its site-level capabilities, a cloud-hosted data … Read more »

Energy Management Software for Aflac, Alcatel-Lucent; Polaris 3D Lighting Software Upgrade

Supplemental insurance provider Aflac has chosen Hara‘s energy management and sustainability software, Hara said. The insurance provider is looking to improve data accuracy for sustainability reporting and increase operational efficiencies, and Hara said that the company should expect more visibility, insight and verification capabilities with the software. Aflac has implemented … Read more »

Leaders in Energy Management Software Named

Leaders in Energy Management Software Named

CA Technologies, CarbonSystems, IBM and Verisae have emerged as the leading providers of enterprise-scale energy management software, according to a study from analysis firm Verdantix. Green Quadrant Energy Management Software 2011, says that the four market leaders offer strong energy management functionality, proven integration with a wide range of meters … Read more »

Total Energy Costs ‘Far Exceed Utility and Fuel Spend’

Total Energy Costs ‘Far Exceed Utility and Fuel Spend’

The total cost of ownership related to energy is often 150 to 200 percent of a company’s commodities spend, and offers a savings potential of between five and 20 percent of operating profit, according to Jason Smith, manager of sales engineering at sustainability software provider Hara. Smith was speaking to … Read more »

Identifying Hidden Energy and Sustainability Costs

Join Environmental Leader for a webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10am PST/1pm EST, discussing hidden energy and sustainability costs. Learn first-hand how organizations are gaining comprehensive visibility of their overall energy spend with a single, enterprise-wide system of record. Register now to join Tom Harrington, senior program manager, workplace … Read more »

NVIDIA Buys Hara Energy Management Software

Visual computing firm NVIDIA is to use energy management software by Hara to track, verify and manage its energy usage and emissions. As an IT company, NVDIA’s main objectives for the product are to reduce its data center power usage and emissions from its non-data center space. The Hara product … Read more »

New Hara CEO Sharpens Focus on Energy Management

At Hara’s Executive Summit held on September 20th, new CEO Dan Leff described energy cost savings as a “here and now” opportunity, a clear call to action for corporations and institutions. Yet to realize these savings, structural hurdles must be overcome. Disaggregated data, misaligned organizational incentives, heterogeneous energy management infrastructure, … Read more »

GE Ecomagination Awards $63m to Ten Energy Tech Firms

Hara and Viridity are among the ten energy tech companies to win $63 million of investments from GE and its venture capital partners in the second round of the $200 million Ecomagination Challenge. The $63 million in investments and commercial partnerships in phase two include ten new concepts from consumer … Read more »

Sustainability Software Expands at Operational, Process Level

Sustainability Software Expands at Operational, Process Level

A broad new range of software is emerging in response to companies’ need for operational and process-level sustainability management, according to a report by AltaTerra. The report, “Enterprise Sustainability Management Solutions: Reference Architecture and Buyers Guide”, says that IT for sustainability, energy, and environmental resource management is developing rapidly. The … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: P&G, Hara, Viridian

Procter & Gamble: Three new members have joined the personal care company’s U.S. Sustainability Expert Advisory Panel. They are Caroline Hermans, commitments senior manager at the Clinton Global Initiative; Howard Frumkin (pictured), dean at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington; and Terry Tamminen, former secretary of … Read more »