17 Feb '12, 6pm

Energy Points Launches Universal Metric for Sustainability

Energy Points Launches Universal Metric for Sustainability

When Ory Zik was the CEO of HelioFocus , he had trouble finding a simple metric to use to tell people about the efficiency of the company’s solar system taking into account the entire resource chain compared to other sources of energy. To fill what he saw as a gap in the corporate sustainability industry , Zik founded Energy Points , which recently closed $3 million in Series A financing led by Plan B Ventures to launch what the company is calling the first universal metric for measuring sustainability. “The problem is when we think about sustainability, people don’t have any quantitative way to think about it,” said Zik. “We’re lacking the Weight Watchers points for sustainability.” Of course, there are already a variety of models and programs that produce sustainability ratings for energy and water use. Companies like SAP, IBM and IHS have sophisticated offerings that ca...

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