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Ecova Earns 2013 Accreditation from Carbon Disclosure Project to Help Companies Calculate Carbon Data
Accreditation highlights company’s ongoing success in helping customers accurately report carbon emissions

February 22, 2013— Ecova—the total energy and sustainability management company—today announced it has, for the second year in a row, earned accreditation from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a Carbon Calculation partner. The accreditation reflects Ecova’s success in helping its customers accurately calculate and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the use of Ecova’s carbon accounting solution, Carbon Manager.
CDP’s Head of Corporate Partnerships, Paul Robins, commented, “Offering an energy service package, Ecova can perform greenhouse gas emissions calculations for clients using their utility billing data, thereby avoiding a data‐entry hurdle for that client. This is one of a number of benefits available through Ecova and we are delighted that they will continue to be a CDP silver carbon calculation partner in 2013.”
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. Considered the de facto standard for carbon disclosure methodology and processes, CDP last year motivated over 4,100 organizations around the world to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources in order to take action to reduce them. Accredited partners of CDP work to encourage the highest quality reporting and disclosure of data that is related to climate change, such as carbon emissions.  
“Carbon Manager is a good example of where our clients see the benefits of our breadth of services in total energy and sustainability management,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “Our access to utility data for nearly 25 percent of the Fortune 500 gives our clients a leg up in tracking and managing GHG emissions–as we already have so much of the data needed for calculating this important metric.”
Ecova’s Carbon Management Solutions include two integrated offerings:
·         An online tool, Carbon Manager, which helps organizations easily and cost-effectively develop and manage their carbon inventory. Carbon Manager provides a suite of analytic tools including emissions forecasting, scenario modeling, and mitigation project tracking functionality to help managers make better informed decisions on how to cost effectively reduce carbon emissions. 
·         Our Strategic Consultants who assist in development of right-sized carbon management programs.  
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About Ecova
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkd.in/ecovainc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.

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