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West Fraser Timber Selects Carbonetworks to Provide Integrated Carbon and Energy Performance Management Solution

After a comprehensive evaluation, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has selected Carbonetworks™, to help it manage and reduce its carbon footprint. Carbonetworks is a provider of performance managemen...


June 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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After a comprehensive evaluation, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has selected Carbonetworks™, to help it manage and reduce its carbon footprint. Carbonetworks is a provider of performance management software for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG), and sustainability solutions.

West Fraser’s Canadian facilities have already reduced emissions by more than 28% since 2000, clearly demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship.

To date, West Fraser has used manual processes and spreadsheets to manage energy data, GHG emissions and compliance reporting. In order to mitigate risk, time, and cost, West Fraser was looking for a technology solution to help automate these processes. The Carbonetworks solution enables West Fraser to efficiently manage and reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint, transforming energy, GHG, and sustainability initiatives into measurable business results.

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“West Fraser manages energy and carbon as a business, which is in alignment with the Carbonetworks philosophy. Carbonetworks stood out from competitors on multiple levels, including the capability to set and monitor reduction goals, model project paybacks and track energy/GHG reduction initiatives across multiple facilities from one central vantage point,” said Veikko Paivinen, financial manager, energy and carbon.

“We are thrilled to partner with an industry leader such as West Fraser,” said Michael Meehan, CEO and president of Carbonetworks. “West Fraser has adopted the full cycle of carbon and energy management from basic inventory measurements to compliance reporting to carbon trading -all in the context of financial returns and business value -which will be made more scalable and predictable with the help of Carbonetworks technology.”

West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

Carbonetworks, 250-298-4200, www.carbonetworks.com