Vegas Bets on Hara to Manage Sustainability Data

by | Jul 9, 2010

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The City of Las Vegas announced that it would be putting its money on Hara to consolidate the city’s energy and natural resource emissions data. Hara will develop a system to track, manage and optimize the city’s sustainability initiatives, according to a press release.

Hara’s Environmental and Energy Management (EEM) solution will allow the city to manage the execution of its leading environmental and energy programs, track results per initiative, and provide an audit trail for any current or future regulatory requirements. The software will give the city clear performance metrics and stakeholder transparency capabilities that meet reporting requirements for sustainability initiatives and government funding programs such as the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).

The city’s strategy includes numerous environmental policies and initiatives such as constructing new buildings to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, water stewardship, alternative transportation, recycling and greater energy efficiency through conservation and development of renewable energy sources.

In related news, Hara announced earlier this week an exclusive partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA to provide local governments with an end-to-end sustainability solution for managing, forecasting, and optimizing natural resource and energy usage, and reducing environmental impacts. The city of Las Vegas is a leading member of ICLEI’s growing network of over 1,200 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide focused on building sustainable communities. The software and service solution will provide insight, visibility and auditable transparency to local governments working through ICLEI’s Five Milestone process, which supports establishing a baseline for energy and emissions inventory and forecasting, developing and executing a climate action plan, and measuring implementation progress.

Diebold and Hasbro recently selected the Hara EEM solution to help the company manage and optimize its energy efficiency and natural resource consumption. Meanwhile, a recent survey by Verdantix found that existing sustainability platforms will likely be replaced by more integrated software solutions in the coming years.

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