Resource Management Product Suite Reduces Energy Consumption and Costs;
Corporate Policies Promote Eco-Friendly Practices
WALTHAM, MASS. & SEATTLE, October 24 /CNW/ - PeopleCube, the leader in
on-demand calendaring, resource and event management solutions, today
announced at the 2007 EDUCAUSE annual conference that it has launched a new
green initiative designed to help promote environmental awareness and
conservation. This initiative emphasizes the use of resource scheduling
technology to help customers improve their return on investment while
preserving the environment through reduced energy consumption, carbon
emissions and paper use. Further, PeopleCube has implemented a corporate
environmental charter that outlines the company's current conservation efforts
as well as its commitment to environmental responsibility.
"We, as a company and as individuals, have a responsibility to be more
environmentally responsible and to make sure we do our part to help protect
our natural resources," said John T. Anderson, president and CEO of
PeopleCube. "As such, we have implemented a corporate green strategy that
ensures we are doing what we can to be more eco-friendly. But we also wanted
to help others in their environmental conservation efforts. As a result, we
have identified several ways customers can leverage our solutions to help them
launch their own green initiative going forward."
PeopleCube's resource management solutions, Resource Scheduler and
Meeting Room Scheduler, help organizations increase productivity and reduce
costs by simplifying the scheduling and utilization of conference rooms,
equipment, assets and other shared resources. In addition, these solutions
also can help organizations implement a green strategy by empowering them to
decrease energy consumption, eliminate excess waste, enable telecommuting, and
minimize travel. This combination of cost reductions and environmental
responsibility supports what many feel is becoming a top priority for
companies. According to research conducted by Johnson Controls of North
America business leaders, 52% say cost savings is their main driver for
investing in energy efficient measures, 35% say cost savings and environmental
responsibility are equal motivators, while 13% report environmental concern is
the greater motivator.
Specific environmental conservation functionality within the PeopleCube
resource management product suite includes:
-- Room Displays and Reservation Kiosks to Support Office Hoteling:
Reserve shared workspace on-site to reduce real estate costs, carbon emissions
and paper use by facilitating a telecommuting work environment.
-- Videoconferencing Integration: Simplify the scheduling of
videoconferencing equipment and supporting resources to reduce carbon deposits
resulting from travel to and from meeting sites.
-- HVAC System Integration: Save on energy costs and consumption by
integrating resource scheduling with HVAC systems to automatically adjust
heating/cooling of a room, floor or building based on when it is reserved.
-- Product Configuration: Tailor Resource Scheduler to meet unique
"green" needs such as ordering locally-grown and/or organic produce.
-- Utilization Reports: Run resource utilization reports to help remove,
reuse, or repurpose underutilized spaces; eliminate unnecessary
heating/cooling; and limit equipment purchases based on past and projected
PeopleCube has also enhanced its corporate environmental stewardship as
part of its new green initiative. Supporting Gartner's prediction that more
than fifty percent of global technology organizations will declare an
environmental imperative by the year 2010, this policy outlines PeopleCube's
commitment to the environment and the ways in which it will be implemented
going forward. For further information on this stewardship and its supporting
policies, visit www.peoplecube.com/about/environment_policy.cfm.
PeopleCube is a leading provider of on-demand calendaring, resource and
event management solutions for organizations of all sizes. Their suite of
eco-friendly scheduling products have helped more than 7,500 customers
worldwide in education, high tech, healthcare and government optimize their
people, processes and schedules to improve productivity, increase revenue,
reduce costs and help preserve the environment. With headquarters in Waltham,
Massachusetts and offices throughout the U.S. and Europe, PeopleCube has grown
consistently through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. For more
information, visit www.peoplecube.com.
For further information:
For further information: PeopleCube Ward Russell, 781-530-2629
firstname.lastname@example.org or Pardes Communications Diane Pardes, 781-652-8059