TREES Software from TRIRIGA Makes Green Buildings a Reality

LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 3, 2008— TRIRIGA®, the leading provider of strategic real estate software, today announced the immediate availability of TREES (TRIRIGA Real Estate Environmental Sustainability), the industrys first and only environmental management system to measure, manage and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. With buildings accounting for 48 percent of energy consumption, TREES provides the survival kit organizations need to reduce their carbon footprints, meet environmental performance goals and prove environmental accountability to shareholders, investors, customers and regulators.

By implementing Web-based operations, facilities and real estate management solutions with more than one-third of the Fortune 100 companies, TRIRIGA has gained first-hand knowledge of a critical market need: organizations today struggle to measure and understand their exact carbon footprints and levels of energy consumption, and until they have this data they cannot make their environmental performance goals a reality. With TREES, organizations can for the first time view environmental performance across their real estate assets, and leaders like Nokia are using this strategy today to achieve energy savings on a global scale.

"Today's organizations must act now as increasingly-stringent standards for environmental accountability are just around the corner. The leaders who take action to implement systems for measuring energy use and carbon emissions are setting the gold standard for the industry, and those who do not are jeopardizing corporate credibility, revenue, and stakeholder interest, said George Ahn, President and CEO of TRIRIGA. Our mission is to help organizations address this pressing requirement and take the pain out of the process. With TREES, organizations now have the tools they need to finally assess their environmental impact, manage change and reduce their carbon footprints.

TRIRIGA developed TREES by working with mid-sized to large global organizations that needed an effective system to measure, manage and reduce resource consumption and waste production for all aspects of a real estate portfolio. TRIRIGA recognized that with the right systems and best practices in place, organizations can benchmark for the future, reduce their impact on the environment and stand up to critical government, NGO (non-governmental organization) and investor scrutiny and audits.

The TREES environmental management system not only assesses initial environmental performance for buildings, but also manages and reduces the energy consumption and carbon emissions of real estate assets to improve and optimize performance. The software provides the critical real estate operational processes, procedures, metrics, analysis and assessment tools and reports required to effectively reduce the environmental impact of buildings. In addition, TREES brings significant energy cost savings reduction and sets companies on a path towards meeting critical certification goals such as the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) and Energy Star requirements.

Since 2003 we have been working to establish energy-saving projects at different offices and sites each year, and managing and reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions for our offices around the world was a constant challenge, said Robert Fitzgerald, global director of process, tools and reporting for Nokia. TRIRIGA gives us the tools we need to collect and report on all of our environmental data and has helped us launch a full-scale, global program to act on the best opportunities to improve our environmental sustainability.

Regardless of which presidential candidate takes office in the fall, green building legislation will happen quickly, and certifications like LEED are seen as the primary benchmarks for proving a commitment to sustainable green building and development practices, said George Bouri, principal and leader of Deloitte Consulting's Capital and Real Estate Transformation Practice. Many companies are struggling right now because, even with advice from environmental consultants and guidance from national organizations on what is required to pass green building certification requirements, they cant take action until they have the right tools in place. By automating energy measurement and monitoring, TRIRIGA takes the pain out of the process so executives can focus on what matters most: reducing their carbon footprint.

Ahn added, Imagine how powerful it would be for a CEO of a Fortune 1000 company to stand up at an investor meeting and show maps of all of their facilities, display a composite view of the company's overall carbon footprint, be able to provide a drill-down of any building they own and present tangible proof of what the company has done to reduce emissions at specific sites. Thats finally a reality now, and that's exactly how our customers are using TRIRIGA.


Recognized by leading industry analysts as the best-in-class solution, TRIRIGA provides the industrys most extensive functionality in a fully integrated IWMS solution including real estate management, project management, facility management, operations management, workplace performance management and environmental sustainability for real estate assets. TRIRIGAs extensible technology provides customers with unmatched business agility to rapidly configure and reconfigure the application based on customers changing needs. TRIRIGA s environmental sustainability offering, TREES, is the only solution available today to help companies measure, manage and reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings. With an outstanding network of consultants, partners, industry experts, and market-leading customers, TRIRIGA delivers exceptional service and proven best practices to over one-third of the Fortune 100 today.

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