Carbonfund.org’s new web based software Carbon ExpressTrack was developed to make it easy for businesses to manage and track their carbon footprints. The software is an easy to use method for carbon management and accounting.
The software uses “widely accepted protocols like the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol and EPA Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory.” Carbonfund.org lists it’s main features as follows:
- Simple, user-friendly interface: Reduce cost, personnel hours and calculation errors while centralizing and increasing consistency of data and reporting
- Custom, flexible data collection: Enter or upload utility billing data and in units convenient to you
- Automatic report generation: Fits the requirements for any reporting protocol, performance indicator and timeframe
- Transparency: Gain credibility by making greenhouse gas assessments transparent, reproducible and comparable
- Security: Secure your data using industry best practices
The program is easy to use and allows for immediate setup. Keeping track of utility usage, as well as vehicle, travel, event and other energy use is quick and easy.
Carbonfund.org President Eric Carlson said, “Carbon ExpressTrack advances our mission to fight global warming by empowering businesses to track and ultimately reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon ExpressTrack makes carbon accounting and management accessible for any company, in any industry, and is an important tool in achieving business sustainability goals.”
Carbon Express Track is also being advertized as affordable at only $59.99 a month.
Since many businesses are required to carbon emissions per the EPA Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, a program like Carbon ExpressTrack should come in handy for streamlining the process. As reported in the New York Times, Wal-Mart has also mandated that its suppliers keep up with their carbon emissions which affects manufacturers and suppliers of everything from pet food to televisions.
Carbonfund.org, the creator of Carbon ExpressTrack, is a nonprofit organization that specializes in carbon reduction and climate solutions. Individuals and businesses can offset their carbon footprints “by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects.” Companies like Motorola, Mac-Gray and Venom have used Carbonfund.org’s program to offset the carbon emissions of various products and services.
Carbonfund.org is by no means the only company or organization to offer carbon management software. According to Gigaom as of October of 2009, there are 22 other companies that offer this type of software. This field is expected to grow over the next few years from a $120 million software industry to $250 million by 2012.
As a nonprofit Carbonfund.org is able to offer this software inexpensively. Unlike other companies in the field, Carbonfund.org also offers solutions to offset high green house gas emissions making it something of a two for one deal.