Zerofootprint takes carbon footprints out of businesses and into the cloud

by Warren Frey

Toronto-based Zerofootprint has introduced a system called the Enterprise Carbon Manager, based on the Microsoft .NET framework, to enable companies to monitor their carbon footprint. The system works by collecting data from global emissions sources, providing real-time data feeds. By assembing and calculating all the data available, enterprises can get a handle on how much carbon they are responsible for and how it can be audited. The platform runs on a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, taking the buren off of intra-corporate IT departments and offloading the computing onto Zerofootprint.

With data centres and other hidden emmiters under more scrutiny as a source of global warming, Zerofootprint is likely to be a popular service amongst green-conscious companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint without cutting the bottom line.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Zerofootprint group of companies empowers communities, businesses, and organizations to live ingeniously in a low carbon world. We do green. The group is currently comprised of three distinct but related organizations: Zerofootprint Not-for-Profit, Zerofootprint Software and Zerofootprint Carbon. Zerofootprint Not-for-Profit was founded in 2005, with the aim of using technology to engage... more

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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more

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