Green IT: Tracking the cost of your carbon footprint

The introduction of measures such as carbon taxes and carbon trading schemes has seen a greater appreciation of the financial aspect of energy emissions and carbon footprints, writes Dermot Corrigan.

4th December, 2011
Green IT: Tracking the cost of your carbon footprint
Companies can analyse data to show exactly how and where energy was being consumed by the company and its staff members. Photo: Getty

Providers of financial software are moving to incorporate measurement and reporting of carbon usage as standard into their basic packages.

The data utilised within these applications is gathered in the same way a financial application pulls together its information, and by the same staff members, according to Kevin Misselbrook, customer services director, Access Ireland.

"The carbon reports come from the same place you get financial reports, such as your profit and loss account," said Misselbrook....

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