SAN MATEO, Cali., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hara, a leader in energy and resource data management software, today announced that Sustainable Waterloo Region has chosen Hara to track, verify and manage energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives for its member companies, and support attainment of this region in Canada's long-term reduction goals. Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is a not-for-profit that advances the environmentalsustainability of organizations across Waterloo Region through collaboration. SWR'sflagship program is the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI), which facilitates voluntary target-setting and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by local organizations. Through Hara, RCI members will gain deep visibility into their current energy and resource use, empowering them with the ability to establish ambitious targets for reductions at a regional scale.The implementation of Hara for SWR is unique. Accounts are centralized, with SWR as the host, allowing members to regularly enter commodity usage data. Hara's software enables SWR to immediately roll-up and parse all types of greenhouse gas emissions data. "We chose Hara after a thorough review of over 30 alternative carbon accounting tools. We were most impressed by the flexibility, functionality, and graphic representation of the tool and the personality and professionalism of the Hara team. Regional Carbon Initiative members have only had positive things to say." stated Matthew Day, SWR Program Manager.SWR is recognized for its commitment to regional sustainability and pioneering collaborative approach. "We are proud to partner with Sustainable Waterloo and help them advance their energy and environmental sustainability initiatives," states Rodrigo J Prudencio, CEO, Hara. "One of their key strategic approaches is measuring action, we also believe in and support informed, data-driven decision making when it comes to sustainability."
About Sustainable Waterloo Region
Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is a not-for-profit that advances the environmental sustainability of organizations across Waterloo Region through collaboration. SWR's flagship program is the Regional Carbon Initiative , which facilitates voluntary target-setting and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by local organizations.
Hara's cloud-based software platform makes energy and resource data simple to acquire – and act on. As the market leader serving over 50 global customers, Hara helps energy and sustainability professionals analyze, track, report, and execute against cost savings opportunities, compliance requirements, efficiency targets, and operational improvements. Discover a better way to manage energy, GHG emissions, and resource use through Hara. Learn more at www.hara.com
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SOURCE Sustainable Waterloo Region