The software is critical because you can't manage what you don't measure, so it is critical to your ability to set goals. If sustainability is in a business' best interest, then why would they not set goals on this too?
The software that is provided is from a company called Hara. Sustainability CoLab has a relationship with that company. We then provide it to Sustainable Waterloo Region and the Niagara Sustainability Initiative, for example, and that software allows a business to put in their kilowatt hours of electricity, their metres cubed of natural gas, perhaps their employees who commute to and from work.
On the other side, it then translates that data into what's known as the greenhouse gas protocol, separates emissions into three different scopes, and allows them to sort through by buildings or fleet or by different scopes what their emissions are and then also report data back to the third party group to be recognized for the progress that they make.
It provides the base line and the credibility to understand the overarching progress being made and allows me to come back to you with the information that in all, in Waterloo region it's 55,000 tonnes and in Niagara it's 6,000 tonnes. I can tell you that because it's reported through that software.