SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2010) - Carbonetworks™, the leading provider of performance management software for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG), and sustainability solutions, announced today that it has been selected by the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) team as its strategic technology partner.
Launched in September 2008, CCAP is a comprehensive and detailed strategy to help lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and address climate change. CCAP builds on the many efforts the City and its partners have already implemented to make Chicago one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the nation.
The Chicago Climate Action Plan is a roadmap of five strategies: (1) Energy Efficient Buildings, (2) Clean and Renewable Energy Sources, (3) Improved Transportation Options, (4) Reduced Waste and Industrial Pollution and (5) Adaptation – which outlines how the city will achieve its goal of reducing Chicago's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The City and its CCAP partners have made significant progress in each of these strategies. With the growing complexity of full-scale implementation, Carbonetworks will help streamline CCAP's overall performance measurement tracking system.
"We need a robust technology partner that can handle the complexity, scalability, security, and functional requirements of our initiative. Carbonetworks shares our commitment to mitigating and adapting to climate change," says City of Chicago Department of Environment Commissioner Suzanne Malec-McKenna.
"We are honored to join Chicago in its quest to become the 'greenest' city in the world," said Michael Meehan, CEO and president of Carbonetworks. "Chicago has already established itself as a pioneer by bringing together local businesses, residents, non-profits, and other stakeholders to collaborate on solutions to the climate change crisis. Our technology Network will help CCAP improve this collaboration by delivering relevant applications, information, services, and content aimed at reducing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts in the most cost-efficient manner."
The Kresge Foundation has generously supported the Chicago Climate Action Plan in this effort. Developing effective solutions for tracking progress toward climate change goals is a critical next step for cities tackling climate change.
About Chicago Climate Action Plan:
The Chicago Climate Action Plan is Chicago's roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The dynamic plan outlines 26 actions to mitigate greenhouse gases, as well as nine actions to adapt to climate changes already occurring. For more information about the CCAP, please visit www.chicagoclimateaction.org.
Carbonetworks provides software and services to help organizations around the world run their energy, GHG and sustainability initiatives using consolidated corporate scorecards for measuring performance. The company's solutions evaluate energy and carbon inventories and reduction projects, measure their financial returns, and help execute those that optimize the company's business performance and have the highest returns. Carbonetworks has over a decade of experience in the industry and was founded with the goal of enabling companies manage and reduce their impact on the environment while enhancing their bottom line. With nearly 9,000 sites implemented on its platform and hundreds of companies in over 40 countries in its network community, Carbonetworks operates the largest energy and GHG management network in the world. For more information, please visit www.carbonetworks.com.