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By Natural Logic, Inc. Business Metabolics is a web-based application that helps companies turn often-disregarded operating data into a dynamic tool for better business decision making, and improved productivity and operating performance. Business Metabolics streamlines the collection, analysis, display and reporting of environmental performance data. Business Metabolics allows users at all organizational levels and at multiple locations to understand resource productivity trends; compare performance between facilities and against industry benchmarks; discover key opportunity points for process innovation; and use these insights to sharpen decision making, drive continuous improvement, and improve profits.
By C3. Helps monitor, mitigate, and monetize energy usage and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to increase profitability.
By ICF International. A market scenario analysis tool for modeling carbon market prices based upon fluctuations in supply, with feedback loops that fluctuate demand as a function of carbon prices and marginal abatement costs. CPM allows companies to quantify their potential compliance costs (economic risk) based on user-defined scenarios. Variables within the CPM for user manipulation include eligible offset project types, volume of offset credits available for each eligible offset project type, transaction costs, and comparative offset scenario overlay analysis.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). CASHOUT determines in current year dollars what all the future clean-up costs of a Superfund site will be. 1996.
By CarbonLow Emissions Limited. CLOEE - CarbonLow Ongoing Emissions Evaluation - is the online carbon accounting engine developed by CarbonLow through which it provides a range of online Integrated Carbon Accounting and Trading products and services.
By CloudApps. CloudApps Sustainability Suite is cloud-based software for integrated sustainability management and employee engagement. It can help your organisation to reduce its energy, water, waste and carbon costs, enhance brand value and eliminate environmental reporting compliance risks. Based on Force.com platform.
By 2future Oy (formerly Proventia Solutions Oy). CSM is a web based software application for corporate sustainability management and reporting. The application allows organisations to manage the three aspects of corporate sustainability (Economic, Environmental and Social). CSM supports the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, content and functionality is fully configurable to fit the specific needs of the reporting organisation. Hyperion's reporting and analysis tools can be used for providing users dashboard views into sustainability performance and linking the sustainability data with financial data and decision making processes.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The DEFT software allows a decision maker or member of the DQO planning team to quicky generate cost information about several simple sampling designs based on the DQO constraints. Through this process, the planning team can evaluate whether these constraints are appropriate or feasible before the sampling and analysis design team begins developing a final sampling design in the last step of the DQO process. 1994.
By The Ecobilan Group (aka Ecobalance, Inc.). A "general catalog of data" to supplement the company's TEAM life-cycle analysis product. Covers such topics as fuel production, transportation, chemical production, plastic molding, and much more.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). This product was designed to help small to medium-size wastewater utility operations decide how much they should be charging their residential, commercial, and industrial customers for wastewater services. 1995.
By doCOUNT GmbH. Using doCOUNT Sustainability Performance Management Suite you are able to see the full transparency of the impact on Health, Safety and Environment, including Social and Financial aspects, due to your worldwide activities. Turn irregular, raw data into strategy-aligned information, to manage corporate performance process assets for users at all levels of the organization, maintaining consistency even after fundamental organizational changes. Deal with accountability in ecological and safety matters not only to optimize your management process within your company, but also to comply with the increasing demand for sustainability-related information by customers and the public. With doCOUNT Performance Management System you see your weak points, you estimate financial impacts, you make forecasts and benchmarking, you make solid decisions, you control effects of measures.
By Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. (ERCI). Excel-based software tool to evaluate financial impacts of different environmental liability management strategies, especially on a portfolio of sites subject to acquisition or divestiture.
By ifu Hamburg GmbH. Software for visualization of material, energy and cost flows with so-called Sankey diagrams. Sankey diagrams, flow diagrams in which the width of the arrows is shown proportionally to the flow quantity, are commonly used in the energy and chemical industries.
By Pace Global Energy Services, LLC. ECM Hub places important energy, carbon and sustainability data in your hands. The ECM Hub Base Package includes the Energy Accounting System (Energy Zone®), WRI GHG Accounting Protocols, GHG/Sustainability Tracking System (ecolink®), and Energy Efficiency/Emission Reduction Evaluation & Management Tool.
By PRé Consultants. Allows you to model a complex product and its life cycle in a few minutes. ECO-it calculates the environmental load, and shows which parts of the product's life cycle contribute most. With this information you can target your creativity to improve the environmental performance of the product.
By Pioneer Solutions LLC. EmissionsTracker is an integrated emissions management software package designed to support enterprise-wide inventory tracking, trading and compliance. It manages data on Green House Gases (GHG), emissions reduction credits, CO2 offsets, CO2 credits, SO2, NOx, REC, and Kyoto Protocol defined products such as CER, ERU and VER. EmissionsTracker is powered by Financial and Regulatory Risk Management System (FARRMS) that provides an integrated platform for mitigating financial and regulatory risks.
By Simplicity Data Systems, Inc. ISO 14000 Management System with Enterprise and Internet access capability. EMS Net supports the implementation, management and operations of ISO 14000/Environmental Management Systems. EMS Net is organized into a series of Solution Sets designed to address specific analytical and decision making needs. Each Solution Set targets specific areas of concern related to environmental performance, business requirements, legal and regulatory compliance, stake-holder support and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act - USA). EMS Net employs proven business principles in support of environmental performance. It is intended to support financial, budgetary and technical decisions with business, environmental and legal implications. EMS Net is customized to each clients programmatic requirements. This legacy system is now offered as part of the company's service portfolio.
By Enablon. Enablon RM, a risk management software solution, helps meet companies’ risk identification, assessment, reduction and management needs.
By Enfos Inc. The ENFOS Software-as-a-Service solution provides clients with technology to manage data, documents, transactions, workflow, visualizations, and reports for the following core processes associated with Remediation and Asset Decommissioning: Site and AOC Management; Project and Program Management; Environmental Data Management; Sample Event Planning and Management; Financial Planning and Budgeting; Vendor Proposals; Purchases; Invoices; Cost Recovery; Audits; Regulated Asset Management; Permitting; and Activity and Calendar Management.
By Envizi (formerly CarbonSystems Pty Ltd). Envizi, is a cloud-based software platform that provides the flexibility to collect and manage all your data types including energy, carbon emissions (Scope 1, 2, 3), environment (water, waste, pollutants), corporate responsibility and supply chain as well as key business metrics used for KPI reporting.
By Northrop Grumman. Part of ESOH-MIS. Provides general functions needed by users of different ESOH modules. These functions include screens to maintain organizational data, record accounting (with cross billing tracking) transactions, establish training course requirements and record employee attendance, monitor equipment use, track shop visits, identify unique activities/processes, and track employee work assignments.
By thinkstep (formerly PE International). Software for the analysis and evaluation of lifecycle relevant questions on your products and processes to assist you with Design for the Environment (DfE) and Sustainability Reporting.
By thinkstep (formerly PE International). Software for compliance and sustainable product development addressing regulations like EU end-of-live vehicles or WEEE.
By Bloomberg BNA / Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Guidance on what is needed to research, stay up-to-date, and communicate on federal and state tax (and non-tax) incentives that encourage the development and use of renewable energy and promoting conservation.
By IHS Dolphin Software, Inc. The Green Product Selector (GPS) analyzes maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) chemical products by indexing their ingredients. This tool provides insight into product spend, hazards and proliferation, giving companies a comprehensive overview for increased procurement performance. Once a company’s chemical inventory information has been entered into the Green Product Selector, products are categorized by general and specific use. Product and ingredient information are used to rank items by price-per-unit, human hazard and environmental hazard points. Points are assigned based on the ingredients on federal and international hazardous chemical lists.
By ICF International. A concept and framework for managing economic emission reductions, not just an inventory tool. GEMS enables the user to directly evaluate alternative lower emission technologies and track changes to manage risk and evaluate potential GHG reduction investments. GEMS provides an approach where emission sources are drilled-down to the technology level to provide a Tier IV inventory. GEMS is API Compendium compatible and is transparent with respect to data and calculations. It covers methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from the natural gas and petroleum industries.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). HAP-PRO is designed to assist permit engineers in reviewing applications for control of air toxics. HAP-PRO calculates the capital and annual costs for up to six different VOCs and three particulate matter control devices. Calculations mirror those presented in the EPA handbook, 'Control Technologies for Hazardous Air Toxics' (June 1991, EPA-625/6-91-014) and the EPA 'Control Cost Manual' (March 1990)(EPA-45-/3-90/006).
By CarbonLow Emissions Limited. iCAT - integrated Carbon Accounting and Trading - is the CarbonLow suite of online carbon accounting solutions which utilise CLOEE as their common calculation engine. iCAT products are designed to link with existing business practices and or receive data directly from existing business systems. The complexity of the iCAT suite builds through five levels allowing you to increase the complexity of your carbon emissions reporting and carbon emissions reduction strategy at your own pace.
By IFS North America, Inc. . IFS Applications helps manage four core processes: service and asset, project, manufacturing and supply chain. It gives you a full suite of ERP software. Cross-functional components include IFS Eco-Footprint Management which offers support for all stages of a product’s lifecycle, through the entire supply chain to the use phase and end of life. Fully integrated in the IFS Applications suite, it leverages existing data, lets you create material declarations and environmental product declarations, and serves as a base for environmental reporting such as GRI. It can be used for all kinds of compliance purposes, e.g. REACh, RoHS or WEEE, as well as eco-label proofing.
By CRC Press LLC. Shows readers how they can use ergonomics to make money for their organizations. Richly illustrated with a range of case studies drawn from heavy industry, retail sales, hospitals, hotels, and call centers, the book outlines universal concepts that can be used in any workplace. Included with the book is a CD-ROM that contains a simple but sophisticated working cost-benefit analysis model. This model enables readers to input their own data, which will help them make the case for implementing workplace health, safety, and ergonomics programs. For the non-expert there is a chapter that explains economics concepts and models using 'non-economics' language.
By Infor. Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition has been created to address the challenges faced by all commercial and industrial (C&I) companies that need to factor energy consumption into their asset management strategy. It factors resource consumption into total asset performance, providing a more complete understanding of the true costs to operate and maintain an asset. The software goes beyond just energy management, factoring in assets that consume any of the WAGES commodities (water, air, gas, electricity, and steam), as well as monitoring of fugitive emissions, such as ozone-depleting refrigerant gases.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The Integrated Air Pollution Control System (IAPCS) Cost Model was developed to estimate costs and performance for emission control systems applied to coal- fired utility boilers. The model can project a material balance, an equipment list, and capital investment and revenue requirements based on user-specified input data. 1994.
By ICF International. Assists decision makers with assessing financial risks related to current and potential future carbon constraints. InCaP provides forecasts of the average annual market price of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission instruments—allowances and emission reduction credits—for a broad range of user-defined supply and demand scenarios covering the time horizon from 2008 through 2027.
By Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. MatTrack compiles your cost and tonnage data into a cost accounting model of your waste operations.
By Optial Corporation. Optial offers a set of tools for automating, completing, reviewing, reporting, and acting on business processes including self assessments, compliance audits and risk management methodologies. Users can create, complete and manage assessments and processes online and import existing checklist-based content. Identify and manage issues; create and track action plans; allocate and delegate responsibilities; implement automated follow-up procedures with forced escalation; rate risks; and report using custom queries.
By Oracle Corporation. Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting enables organizations to track their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental data against reduction targets, and facilitates environmental reporting for both voluntary and legislated emissions reporting schemes. The solution manages this function from within the existing ERP system and utilizes Oracle Business Intelligence to provide immediate insight into an organization's environmental data to identify and manage CO2 and cost reduction opportunities-providing rapid ROI.
By BEM Systems, Inc. PAECETrakTM (Property Aquisition Environmental Cost Estimation) helps users manage property acquisition information including tax lot level data and tax lot groupings (parcels). Embedded GIS functionality allows data-centric map queries and views, including current property availability, zoning, acquisition costs, and more.
By Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. (ERCI). Portfolio Defender uses lifecycle cost estimates from Remedy Defender to generate cash flow and budget forecasts, as well as lifecycle and reserve estimates. This information is used in project prioritization, performance measurement, liability/risk management, M&A, reserve validation exercises, and brownfield developer negotiations.
By AECOM (formerly Earth Tech). RACER is environmental cleanup costs estimating software used by the federal government, many state agencies, environmental consultants and industry. RACER estimates costs parametrically using models for common and unusual remediation technologies. This software is used on UST sites, RCRA and CERCLA projects.
By ICF International. Assists managers in prioritizing their energy and carbon saving options. RESPIRE analyses the variables that determine the value and feasibility of an energy or carbon-saving project in the real-world commercial environment.
By Baytouch Ltd. REACHsuite helps comply with the EU chemical safety directive REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals). It enables organisations to evaluate, prioritise and manage substances and products of greatest impact to their business; track the cost of registration and testing; and track the cost of raw material substitution/ product reformulation.
By Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. (ERCI). Remedy Defender documents cost and project drivers, alternative strategies, and associated cost ranges. RD compares variations in timing, remedial technology, land use, litigation, cost recoveries, and risk transfer to/from third parties. Corporate project managers compare strategies based on lifecycle costs, discount cash flows, and even recommended reserve levels. RD uses Monte Carlo modeling to create statistically defensible and reproducible cost estimates to meet FASB 5, AICPA SOP 96-1, and ASTM E2137 and E2173.
By Natural Logic, Inc. RetrofitOptimizer generates “what-if”
forecasting scenarios that help building owners and operators optimize building energy
performance, by analyzing the actions, costs, impacts, savings and ROI of implementing
multiple strategies for a range of energy efficiency projects.
By SAS Institute Inc. SAS for Sustainability Management enables an organization to measure, manage and report on the Triple Bottom Line – environmental, social and economic indicators – and determine business strategies that reduce risk and increase shareholder value. SAS' pre-defined sustainability performance management framework is based on generally accepted sustainability reporting metrics, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
By 2future Oy (formerly Proventia Solutions Oy). SDM solution is a software for Sustainable Business Performance Management and Reporting within Hyperion's Financial Management software solution.
By PRé Consultants. SimaPro (System for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Products) is a Life Cycle Assessment tool for professionals and newcomers alike. This software allows you to model a lifecycle and analyze your results. Has users in over 50 countries.
By Sustainable Minds, LLC. Sustainable Minds is a comprehensive and standardized system that allows you to credibly estimate, evaluate, compare and track the life cycle environmental and human health performance of products – in the earliest stages of design. Easy to understand and use, and delivered as an on-demand, Web-based service, it is affordable for both small and large organizations.
By The Ecobilan Group (aka Ecobalance, Inc.). TEAM (Tool for Environmental Analysis and Management) is a tool for evaluating the life cycle environmental and cost profiles of products and technologies.
By ifu Hamburg GmbH. Umberto is a software tool for material and energy flow analysis and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It has been used for more than fifteen years by companies, consulting firms and research institutes.
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By PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation). Windchill, PTC's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software enables companies to streamline product development processes and deliver superior physical goods and information products. The core of PTC's solution is built upon delivering a suite of capabilities to enable bill of material (BOM) analysis for environmental performance, cost, and reliability throughout the product lifecycle. Extending the environmental analytics capabilities of InSight, PTC acquired technology from Planet Metrics, Inc. This technology enables manufacturers and retailers to model, analyze and optimize carbon emissions and energy use throughout the entire value chain, from concept to end-of-life. The Planet Metrics software includes an exhaustive, normalized database of environmental profiles and combines both analytics and intuitive heat map displays that make it easy to identify high-impact "hot spots" in materials, packaging, supply chain, transportation, and disposal.