You’ve Collected Your Energy Data. Now What?

By: Tiffany Richmond Over the past several months you have been working hard to collect and input your portfolio’s historical energy data into one centralized database (ideally it’s in an online database) and setting up a process to track the data on a continuous basis. You’ve spent hours on the phone with utilities requesting utility[…]

Energy Data Collection | Where to Begin?

By: Tiffany Richmond In order to respond to their energy and environmental challenges, organizations need to clearly understand their energy costs, identify areas for improvement in operational practices, reduce energy costs and environmental impact, develop a baseline to compare against industry benchmarks or future performance, and finally, to track and report their performance. These key[…]

U.S Department of Energy Runs Apps for Energy Contest

By: Jordan Hall The Green Button is unleashing a new wave of innovation for energy management.  Green Button is the idea that electricity customers should have the ability to securely download easy to understand energy usage information from their utility or electricity supplier.  With this information, consumers can use a growing array of new web and[…]

Climate Change Continues to Impact Supply Chain Management

By: Jordan Hall As climate change continues to have a large impact on business operations, reporting on greenhouse gas emissions has become a standard in major corporations throughout the world (1). In many business sectors, supply chain emissions from actions such as transportation, packaging and processing often surpass those arising from a company’s own operations[…]

Canadian Securities Administrators Release Guidance on Environmental Reporting

By: Tom Routley and Tiffany Richmond The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released additional guidance on continuous disclosure (CD) requirements for environmental matters, CSA Staff Notice 51-333 Environmental Reporting Guidance (Notice). The evolving regulatory landscape, increasing investor interest in environmental matters and the impact of environmental matters on the performance and operations of organizations have[…]

WCI Proposed Cap and Trade System to Start January 2012

By: Tiffany Richmond The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and its partner jurisdictions released a comprehensive strategy on Tuesday, including a robust cap and trade system, to address climate change in North America. The program’s objective, culminated from two years of work, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% below 2005 levels by 2020. The[…]

Historical Energy Data and Accuracy of Analysis and Projections

By: Hugo Vargas A frequent question constantly arises around the accuracy of energy data estimations and the quality, in terms of size and completeness, of the data set that is used to create an energy baseline. For those of you who don’t know what an energy baseline is, it is a detailed summary of your[…]