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How Internal Carbon Fees are Like Sub-Metering

Over the past several months, we’ve seen increased interest from medium to large organizations in implementing some sort of carbon pricing. To a large degree, this seems to have been inspired by Microsoft’s success in implementing an internal carbon fee (ICF), which, they claim, now saves them over $10 million each year. It’s an exciting […]

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What we Learn from Lego

Over the years, I’ve played with Lego blocks side-by-side with my two young boys. This is precious time – a sweet and welcome change in pace from the frenetic work of running a growing, early stage, software company. Nonetheless, as I’m kneeled on the floor in their playroom building forts and space-ships, I often find […]

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Washington Businesses for Climate Action

A few years ago I left my job with Expeditors, where I was leading, tracking and reporting sustainability, to join Scope 5 where I help sustainability professionals simplify their lives, enrich their data and make the reports they produce more meaningful. Along the way I’ve listening to the frustrations and complications that hundreds of sustainability […]

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Translating Complex Data into Meaningful Results

I was thrilled to see a recent blog post from one of our power users, Emily Hanning, Senior Sustainability Manager at Outerwall. In her post, Emily calls out the basic benefits that she finds so valuable in Scope 5. These are the very same benefits that we, the Scope 5 team, consider our product’s core […]

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Staying Afloat in Water Management: Practical Tools for Evaluating and Reporting Water Use

In Boston for two days and I’m already missing home a bit, so I’m excited to see Val Fishman speak on water at New Metrics. Aside from the natural affinity with the topic that you’d expect from someone with Val’s last name, Val has deep environmental experience from her work at the Bonneville Environmental Foundation in […]

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New Metrics Conference in Boston: The Future-Fit Business Benchmark and Pivot Goals featuring Jeff Gowdy and Bob Willard

Have you heard claims from your local grocery store chain or airline about their greenness and thought, “yeah right”, because you work in sustainability and put “yeah, right” on the end of most of your thoughts? Where do you go to find out which companies have publically committed to what measurable goals? I’ve been looking […]

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Meeting with Governor Jay Inslee

Last week Scope 5 joined sustainability professionals from a number of WA businesses to meet with WA Governor Jay Inslee. Scope 5 is a member of WA Business for Climate Action (WBCA) and the meeting was a chance to share with Inslee things we’re hearing from business about sustainability. Inslee shared with us his plans […]

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Grocery Store Saves Energy and Water and Helps Their Communities

This article (by Julie Urlaub) published in TriplePundit discusses the potential cost savings that can arise when grocery stores set and pursue sustainability goals. It also delves into New Seasons Market’s use of Scope 5 and the benefits that New Seasons’ realized as a result: Grocery stores are the heaviest users of energy of any […]

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How Fine is Your Data?

In this post, I’ll talk briefly about data granularity. We work with a broad range of organizations that use Scope 5 to measure and track their use of resources. The granularity at which they track their data varies quite a bit. It’s a little like the old film that used to go in cameras – […]

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The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Check out this great infographic, thanks to CustomMade – quantifying the carbon costs of email, search and cloud storage – 2 percent of global CO2 emissions, comparable to air travel… Click to Enlarge Image Carbon Footprint of the Internet Infographic by CustomMade

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