October 20, 2009 14:30 ET

New TRIRIGA Partnership With Environmental Resources Management to Reduce GHG Emissions

Two Environmental Sustainability Leaders Form Partnership to Reduce Environmental Impacts and Risks

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - TRIRIGA® and Environmental Resources Management (ERM), recognized as the leaders in environmental sustainability software and global environmental advisory services, respectively, today announced an agreement to streamline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting and accelerate GHG emissions reduction within carbon-intensive and mid- to large-sized organizations.

While organizations have driven operational improvement programs, substantial savings opportunities often remain untapped in the area of resource efficiency including water, energy, carbon, raw materials and waste management. To meet this need, TRIRIGA and ERM bring together a leading global practice in environmental services with award winning environmental sustainability software to help sustainability-focused organizations manage and reduce their global GHG emissions.

"Through this partnership, TRIRIGA and ERM now offer organizations expert, world-wide consulting and best-of-class technology in a single package," said Mr. John Clark, Director of Climate Change Solutions for TRIRIGA. "Now, carbon-intensive organizations can identify the most immediate opportunities for carbon abatement, accelerate the financial return of their environmental projects, and audit those returns for key stakeholders."

"Having Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 clients across the globe, we need to be able to couple our consulting services with proven, market-leading technology solutions," said Mr. Mike Smylie, Divisional Managing Director of ERM. "The end result of this partnership will be a customer solution that combines ERM's superior sustainability and climate change services with TRIRIGA's award winning environmental sustainability software -- TREES® -- to manage enterprise sustainability strategies and deliver measurable cost savings from energy and resource efficiency projects all within a single database application."

This ERM and TRIRIGA partnership will provide the following key client benefits:

--  Reduces GHG emissions and associated risks: Combines environmental
    consulting services and software to generate climate change and carbon risk
    management strategies, policies and strategic metrics based on business
    risk assessments. Customers will accelerate decisions regarding portfolio
    management, including acquisition or divestiture, in line with
    sustainability policies and corporate philosophies with ERM's proven
    assessment and modeling tools (TORCH and RISQUE) and TRIRIGA's TREES carbon
    reporting and environmental performance metrics.
--  Identifies carbon-intensive facilities: Delivers entity-wide baseline
    inventory of GHG emissions to identify the most significant carbon impacts,
    manage GHG emission data, allowances, and offsets to help achieve future
    compliance targets.  Customers will gain rich insight into underperforming
    facilities, assets and processes with advanced environmental metrics,
    carbon disclosure reports, and sustainability scorecards.
--  Generates higher savings from your sustainability projects: Provides
    carbon and energy efficiency audits, facility efficiency and sustainability
    benchmarks, renewable energy and environmental initiatives, including LEED
    certification, to score the environmental and economic impact of capital
    investment alternatives.  Customers will get the information needed to make
    more informed sustainability investments, strengthen environmental
    initiatives, and create high-performing facilities.
--  Streamlines carbon disclosures and verification: Simplifies
    verification of baseline and annual GHG emissions through use of a unique
    and proprietary GAP analysis and Carbon Accounting methodology.  Customers
    will reduce the costs of carbon disclosure and reporting, and Corporate
    Social Responsibility reporting with automated workflows that load energy
    cost information directly from utility invoices and energy management


Named by foremost analyst firm AMR Research as the leader in sustainability software and top industry analysts as a leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems, TRIRIGA provides enterprise sustainability, real estate and facilities management solutions. TRIRIGA delivers the industry's most advanced capabilities such as configurable workflow and performance analytics engines to reduce operating costs, increase return on assets and achieve sustainability goals for mid- and large-sized commercial and public enterprises, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100.

For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444, or visit

TRIRIGA, WPM, TREES and TRIRIGA's other marks and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of TRIRIGA in the United States and other countries.

About ERM

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health and safety, risk, and social consulting services. We deliver innovative solutions for business and government clients, helping them understand and manage their impacts on the world around them. We have 137 offices in 39 countries and employ approximately 3,300 staff.

ERM has unparalleled global experience in delivering bottom line EHS and sustainability benefits to our clients. We are known for the quality of our people and the consistency of our service -- a combination of technical expertise and business understanding which is relied upon by many of the world's leading companies.

ERM has received many third party awards and accolades, including five awards in 2008 as Best Consultancy for Environmental Due Diligence; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environmental Impact Assessments & Strategic Environmental Assessments; Contaminated Land; and Climate Change & Renewables. ERM is also a four-time winner of Acquisitions Monthly Magazine's Environmental Adviser of the Year award (from 2005-2009).

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