Enviance Expands U.S Army’s Deployment of Real-Time Greenhouse Gas Management System to Twelve Bases Nationwide
Success of Initial Fort Carson, Colorado, Program to Manage and Reduce the Army’s Carbon Footprint Prompts Further Deployments in Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enviance, a proven provider of software solutions to help organizations manage carbon and other regulatory risks, today announced that the U.S. Army has expanded its deployment of the Enviance greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and management system, which allows for real-time tracking and management of GHG emissions and energy intensity reductions as mandated by Executive Order 13423.
“These learnings can deliver important benefits to our forward deployed forces. By reducing requirements for re-supply, we are able to reduce the number of convoys, a primary target for ambushes taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example.”
Initially proven at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Enviance system is being rolled out to an additional 11 installations across the United States, including Fort Benning, Ga.; Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa.; Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The Enviance System is an Internet-based service that allows facilities in the government as well as energy, utility, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and the retail sector, to centrally manage all aspects of environmental, health and safety compliance and their greenhouse gas emissions, in real-time, dramatically improving operational efficiency. Because the platform is based on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which requires only a subscription and a computer with Internet access, deployments are easily and cost-effectively replicated across multiple facilities.
In June 2008, the Army used the Enviance System to create the first carbon footprint (internally termed “bootprint”), in the Department of Defense (DOD), at Fort Carson. This bootprint allows the Army to monitor and report GHG emissions from installation-based activities and utility purchases. Using standardized templates for rapid, consistent replication of carbon footprint monitoring and reporting, the Army deployed the Enviance GHG system at 10 additional installations in 9 weeks. This is important as the DOD extends its ability to track and manage emissions stemming from internal facilities, military vehicles, and various remote activities.
“The U.S. Army’s decision to expand on the recent success of Fort Carson’s CO2 footprint assessment is a further display of environmental stewardship as our nation addresses a very serious issue with far reaching consequences,” said Lawrence Goldenhersh, president and CEO of Enviance. “The DOD clearly recognizes that climate change is now one of the most dangerous adversaries we face in the 21st century, and I’m proud that the Army has gotten into the fight.”
“The Army is focused on quantifying its total carbon bootprint in order to assess its impact on the environment, while identifying ways to reduce energy consumption from fossil fuels across all Army operations,” stated Tad Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health for the U.S. Army. “These learnings can deliver important benefits to our forward deployed forces. By reducing requirements for re-supply, we are able to reduce the number of convoys, a primary target for ambushes taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example.”
Incorporated into the Army’s GHG model are standardized protocols and procedures that will ensure consistency and conformity with established GHG protocols recommended by the World Resources Institute and other recognized organizations. This model configuration was made much more efficient due to Enviance standardization of processes, including standard libraries, calculations, emission factors and reporting.
At Fort Benning, in addition to the standard GHG deployment, the Enviance System is also being used to track forest-based CO2 sequestration, using sequestration methodology that was developed by the US Forest Service and that is consistent with methodology recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ft. Benning’s sequestration template can be used at other installations to quickly build a standardized, Army-wide inventory of sequestration resources.
In an era where the price of carbon will redefine business, Enviance is the only proven software supplier that uses the power of the Internet to unlock the data needed for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management, carbon accounting, regulatory compliance and sustainability programs. The Enviance System is built by environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance experts using an open platform optimized to consolidate and manage complex information often held in silos across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain. Corporate executives and those with specific responsibility for EHS in Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations have relied on Enviance to manage GHG data and a wide range of regulatory compliance risks for nearly a decade. Founded in 1999, privately held Enviance is based in Carlsbad, California. For additional information, visit www.enviance.com or comment on our blog at http://blog.enviance.com. To request a demonstration of Enviance’s carbon accounting and regulatory compliance software, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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