Carbon Emissions Management Service
Global efforts to address climate change require many organizations to measure, report, and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. HP’s Carbon Emissions Management Service, developed in collaboration with the business software provider SAP, enables businesses to respond to regulations requiring accurate reporting and to manage and reduce emissions. Users can calculate, record, and analyze their carbon emissions across an entire organization.
This offering builds on HP’s Carbon Emissions Management System (CEMS) for IT infrastructure. CEMS users apply HP’s C-Counter (patent pending) to measure, monitor, and store data related to energy use and GHG emissions in real time, over a period of eight weeks. This information can help businesses answer questions such as:
- Which business units have the highest IT GHG intensity?
- Are our IT systems appropriate for current and future business needs?
- Should we consolidate those systems? Do some need to be restructured or retired?
- How can we reduce GHG emissions?
HP works with each customer to develop its GHG emissions reporting capability and prepare an inventory of emissions. Accurate measurements enable users to manage energy use and emissions in every aspect of the IT infrastructure, from the desktop to the mainframe. For example, the Carbon Emissions Management Service enabled the Bank of Queensland to establish a baseline of its carbon impact and to set goals. The bank is on target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 33% by 2011, in compliance with the Australian government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act.