Technology for the Environment
In the early days of technology procurement, there was a saying that “No one was ever fired for choosing IBM”. With technology making such a drastic impact on a business’ operations, this saying eluded to the fact that team members that were tasked with selecting a technology provider were often held accountable for the success of a software deployment and thus selected an established player over smaller more nimble offerings.
Nowadays, there are a myriad of technology providers bidding on projects – both large and small organizations – and many of the same choices hold true as they did during tech’s early days. The choice, go with a large generalized technology firm, or go with a specialized provider.
Having lived through a number of technology selections and understanding the typical results, I want to share some pros and cons of this selection.
Parachute Software was recently highlighted in the sustainability section of The Globe and Mail. The article describes how Parachute is used to track, report and provide visibility into sustainability programs. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Software that tracks sustainability programs cuts costs and improves visibility
Simply making environmental change isn’t enough. You have to be able to show people what you’ve done.
That’s the idea behind Toronto-based Parachute Software’s products. The firm’s custom-designed, Web-based software allows environmental programs to track and measure their progress – and hence, their success.”
Source: The Globe and Mail
…by 2020, and 54% by 2030 (according to the International Energy Agency). Click here to read the entire article posted on treehugger.com – Energy Efficiency: Twice the Impact of Renewables, Nuclear and Clean Coal. Combined
Parachute Software offers a dsm tracking solution to manage the process and data necessary to track and report on energy efficiency programs. To date, Parachute Software solutions have already reported thousands of gigawatt savings through Lighting Replacement and Appliance Retirement.
As jurisdictions around the world adopt feed-in tariff policies, the requirement to track and report on eligible projects is increasing. Parachute Software’s technology can manage the full lifecyle of a project from initial interest to consultation and assessment to installation. This is a critical step to ensure the process is simplified and information is clear and available for forecasting and reporting.
Parachute Software partners with governments and utilities to help manage and expand energy efficiency incentive and rebate programs.
- Modern, web-based software that requires no installation and ongoing maintenance
- Integrated Online Sign Up forms for program participation and self-service.
- Secure, role-based access for program stakeholders to track information and report on progress
- Automated Incentive Processing
- Multi-Program/Utility Support to reduce overhead cost
- End-user Administration to manage program changes
- Offline capabilities for on-site assessment
In searching the depths of the internet for various blogs and write ups on energy efficiency or DSM tracking solutions, we happened to come across an interesting article that comments on the various DSM/Energy Efficiency tracking software options available in the marketplace.
Here is our perspective on the various solutions on the market and what you should consider before selecting a DSM/Energy Efficiency tracking software platform.
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Parachute Software has an Energy Efficiency/DSM tracking platform that can help your organization achieve success in the various programs you choose to deploy. We have the experience required to implement and support various programs including lighting, recycling of appliances or any other energy efficiency programs.
Energy Efficiency/DSM Case Studies:
Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program
Retire old, energy-inefficient refrigerators and freezers Program
If you are interested in learning more about the Parachute Energy Efficiency/DSM tracking software platform please feel free to reach out to us for a demonstration.
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