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Senior Staff ‘Most Crucial’ Sustainability Driver

Senior Staff ‘Most Crucial’ Sustainability Driver

Senior leadership is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Coca-Cola Enterprises. Some 44 percent of firms say engagement with business leaders will be the most important factor in successfully implementing a sustainability strategy over the next … Read more »

Carbon Positive Launches Energy Management for Ports

Carbon Positive has launched what it calls the first program specifically to help ports adopt long-term strategies for energy and carbon management. The maritime consultancy launched the Carbon Positive Programme for Ports, which it says will help ports manage their energy and natural resource requirements and reduce their carbon footprint, … Read more »

More Companies Say Sustainability Needed to be Competitive

More Companies Say Sustainability Needed to be Competitive

Two-thirds of corporate leaders say management attention to and investment in sustainability rose from 2010 to 2011, according to a global study by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group. In the third annual Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study, sponsored by SAP and Shell, two-thirds of companies … Read more »

Building Performance Tracking Can Thwart Gas Leaks

Building Performance Tracking Can Thwart Gas Leaks

Building performance tracking is useful not only for tracking energy use but for improving indoor air quality, ensuring ventilation rate compliance and even preventing dangerous gas leaks, according to a new handbook by the non-profit California Commissioning Collaborative. The Building Performance Tracking Handbook aid that building performance can help identify … Read more »

Many Companies Struggle to Get Environmental Data from Systems

Many Companies Struggle to Get Environmental Data from Systems

Major companies are generally satisfied with the accuracy and completeness of data in their sustainability performance management systems, but 39 percent say the systems are poorly integrated and 38 percent say it’s too hard to get the data they need, according to a report by Green Research. For Sustainability Performance … Read more »

Verisae’s Apollo Tackles Buildings’ Software Integration Problem

Verisae has launched Apollo, building management software which the company says will collect data from any source, reducing maintenance and energy spend by seven to 13 percent a year. Apollo is rolling out to more than 1,000 EMEA client locations and connecting to over 50,000 pieces of equipment to collect … Read more »

Sodexo Reveals First Carbon and Water Measurements

Sodexo emitted 71,368 metric tons of carbon equivalent in 2010, according to the company’s first performance-based sustainability report for North America. The report included a few measures of progress. Sodexo’s contracted U.S. purchases of Marine Stewardship Council or Best Aquaculture Practices-certified sustainable seafood increased from 31 percent to 43 percent … Read more »

Viridity Incorporates Intel Data Center Manager

Viridity Software has announced that it will incorporate Intel Data Center Manager SDK into its EnergyCenter software. Viridity said the integration will help IT and facilities managers to monitor and manage data center assets at a much more granular level, obtaining detailed information such as temperature directly from specific server … Read more »

Cisco, 1E to Integrate IT and Building Management

Cisco and 1E have signed a partnership agreement to integrate their energy consumption software, according to news reports. Business Green reported that 1E is producing a version of its NightWatchman application that integrates with Cisco’s EnergyWise platform, allowing users to track the energy use of their IT infrastructure as well … Read more »

Oracle Releases Environmental ERP Modules

Oracle has added two new offerings to the crowded environmental reporting marketplace: Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Environmental Accounting and Reporting. The two modules, provided as options for Oracle E-Business Suite Financials and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management, will enable companies to track greenhouse gas emissions … Read more »

Schneider Launches Data Center Monitoring and Operations Suite

Schneider Electric has launched a new software suite designed to help data center managers address all aspects of monitoring and operations The company says that previously, data center management tools were fragmented into specialized domains, but that StruxureWare for Data Centers unifies these into a single toolset to manage power, … 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 »