|Series A, 11/08 |
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Clear Standards provides enterprise software programs that help global organizations accurately measure, mitigate, and monetize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts across their internal operations and supply chain. The products enable company cost savings from energy and waste reduction and provide decision-support metrics for optimizing investments in energy efficiency technologies. Industry leaders use Clear Standards as their technology infrastructure for reducing operational costs, managing regulatory changes, and enhancing brand value by providing transparency into sustainability initiatives.
Clear Standards “Act” supports the implementation of operational plans to meet sustainability goals, and ensures conformance with voluntary and regulatory standards. Built-in operational support for ISO 14001 ensures that standards compliance is never an afterthought. Set goals and objectives at any level in the organization, and communicate progress to employees. Proactive alerts ensure that corrective and preventive actions are properly implemented along with incident tracking. Internal auditors can verify conformance to standards or company-specific policies and procedures. Track offset purchases, allowances, and other environmental credits to ensure they are being allocated properly. Be confident that your company is moving forward with discipline and clarity around its environmental objectives.
Clear Standards “Analyze” provides detailed visualizations of emissions data, and enables executives to make insight-driven decisions on environmental initiatives. Optimization algorithms help users evaluate and determine an optimal mix of investment options that will reduce or offset environmental impacts, while meeting both sustainability and financial goals. The program models the efficacy of internal reduction projects such as solar panel installations or energy-efficient equipment substitutions, to compare the return-on investment and reduction flow with carbon offset equivalents. Third-party data sources can be integrated into the underlying data structure of the Analysis module to build consolidated environmental performance dashboards.
The Clear Standards Assess product line enables clients to organize and consolidate all emissions data across the enterprise. It allows businesses to determine the total environmental impact, from GHG emissions, to water consumption, to waste. The program integrates emissions activities from disparate sources like spreadsheets, supply chain applications, homegrown databases, and other systems into a single repository. The configurable design allows users to organize emissions data using flexible hierarchies that represent the facilities, departments, product lines, and other operational entities.