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.