MIT awards Vancouver firm with prize for creating carbon reduction tool

Sep 29 2016, 7:39 pm

A Vancouver company is being recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for its climate-change fighting innovations.

MIT awarded Climate Smart with a grand innovation prize for the Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP) data visualization tool that helps cities create more effective carbon reduction programs.

“Cities are the front lines in the climate challenge, yet often have limited resources. Our software helps them get the most bang for their buck, so they can be more effective in their work. We’re deeply humbled and inspired by this recognition,” said Climate’s Smart’s president and co-founder Elizabeth Sheehan at the award ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The BEEP Dashboard graphically projects a city’s energy usage and carbon emissions specific to industry and business type.

It has an interactive mapping interface that allows individuals to see where they can potentially cut greenhouse gasses.

Along with the prize, BEEP was also given a $10,000 USD cash award.

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