If your company is struggling with how to start reporting carbon emissions information quickly, there is a new service from environmental software company Enviance that may be appropriate.
P.S., you're not exactly alone in this. Apparently close to 61 percent of companies still don't have any sort of carbon emissions tracking system in place.
The Enviance Greenhouse Gas FastTrack program is specifically focused on businesses that need to comply with new air emissions requirements put in place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that became effective Jan. 1, 2010. The new reporting requirements call for companies to submit their first batch of information for fiscal year 2010 by March 31, 2011. Just a little more than a year away. Close to 85 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions must be accounted for in some way. Has your company begun the process, if it has facilities that are accountable?
Enviance's FastTrack is offered via the Internet, and it is configured to collect the specific data required under the new facilities reporting regulation. Data is entered via dashboards. The service supports the collection of information regarding up to 1,600 environmental "pressure points."
Between the initial consulting to get a company set up to report on air emissions, training and set-up, Enviance says it can get businesses up and running on FastTrack in 60 days or less. Depending on the amount of data being collected, the service is priced starting at $1,995 per month.