TREES grows in Brooklyn

Carbon accounting software developer TRIRIGA has scored another high-profile reference account for its TREES environmental sustainability software: New York City. (TREES stands for TRIRIGA Real Estate Environmental Sustainability.

Carbon accounting software developer TRIRIGA has scored another high-profile reference account for its TREES environmental sustainability software: New York City. (TREES stands for TRIRIGA Real Estate Environmental Sustainability.)

The city government will be using the software to manage carbon emissions and energy consumption information across more than 4,000 government buildings. This is no small project: New York City municipal building have an energy bill of more than $800 million annually, producing roughly 64 percent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions. The mayor has mandated that emissions be cut by 30 percent by 2017, and the software deployment is one way to make this happen.

The application will analyze oodles of information -- including data about current capital projects, historical energy and water usage, and contract terms -- in order prioritize where energy efficiency efforts will have the most immediate impact. That data will be used in the selection of retrofit projects under the city's PlaNYC sustainability initiative.