Environmental Protection

U.S. Army Expands Use of GHG Management System

The U.S. Army has expanded its deployment of the Enviance greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and management system, which allows for real-time tracking and management of emissions and energy intensity reductions.

Enviance, based in Carlsbad, Calif., provides software solutions for carbon management and other regulatory risks.

Initially proven at Fort Carson, Colo., the system is being rolled out to an additional 11 installations across the United States.

The system is an Internet-based service that allows facilities to centrally manage all aspects of environmental, health and safety compliance and GHG emissions, in real-time. Because the platform is based on the software-as-a-service model, which requires only a subscription and a computer with Internet access, deployments are easily and cost-effectively replicated across multiple facilities.

"The U.S. Army's decision to expand on the recent success of Fort Carson's CO2 [carbon dioxide] footprint assessment is a further display of environmental stewardship as our nation addresses a very serious issue with far reaching consequences," said Lawrence Goldenhersh, president and chief executive officer of Enviance. "The DOD clearly recognizes that climate change is now one of the most dangerous adversaries we face in the 21st century, and I'm proud that the Army has gotten into the fight."

"The Army is focused on quantifying its total carbon bootprint in order to assess its impact on the environment, while identifying ways to reduce energy consumption from fossil fuels across all Army operations," stated Tad Davis, deputy assistant secretary for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health for the U.S. Army. "These learnings can deliver important benefits to our forward deployed forces. By reducing requirements for re-supply, we are able to reduce the number of convoys, a primary target for ambushes taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example."

At Fort Benning, in addition to the standard GHG deployment, the Enviance System is also being used to track forest-based CO2 sequestration, using sequestration methodology that was developed by the U.S. Forest Service and that is consistent with methodology recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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