Ecosense is an online carbon accounting service (SaaS) for enterprise emissions that aims to increase climate change awareness among staff and management. Hosted on the Windows Azure cloud, it is a 100% availability service that requires no installation or setup fees.
Office buildings account for 19% of all commercial energy consumption. As part of their restructuring efforts, customers license ecosense to effectively measure and manage the cabron footprint of its people, vehicles and sites.
Ecosense follows a bottom up approach: employees input own data as they learn about climate change. People and departments compete to reduce emissions, while management can input company-wide data on energy bills etc. Microsoft cloud technology was a key factor in creating strong visualization and reports for employees, business units, buildings etc.