Save travel costs, save time, save the world: reduce your carbon footprint and quantify your results with GreenMeeting
Service Type:Consulting, Professional Service
Business Need:Data Analytics, Reporting, Business Intelligence (BI), UC, VoIP - Consulting & Deployment Services
Works With:Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Office Communications Server 2007
Industry Focus:Environmental Sustainability, General - Applicable to All
Empower every employee in your organization to go green with a simple mouse click. GreenMeeting does just this by motivating employee behaviours that:
* Reduce carbon footprint
* Reduce travel costs Reduce the time spent traveling * Increase productivity time
GreenMeeting raises the corporate visibility of the efficiencies and savings of virtual meetings in place of physical face-to-face meetings. Employees receive immediate feedback showing them the impact their decision had on the company's carbon footprint
all within Microsoft Outlook. It does this by calculating the time, cost, and carbon savings that have occurred as a result of opting to hold virtual meetings, and broadcasting these savings to employees and their workplaces.
For the organization, GreenMeeting provides data to create corporate-wide green policies that work by providing analytics around meeting times, locations, travel, and carbon costs.
Using GreenMeeting is easy! The solution uses the Microsoft Unified Communications platform so employees are not required to "learn" a new software application. To initiate a green meeting a user hits a ‘Go Green’ button installed in the Outlook ribbon interface.
When the time comes to join the meeting, the user clicks on the 'Join GreenMeeting' link in the invitation and she is taken to a Join Meeting page, which prominently displays time, cost, and carbon savings for the meeting. Each user is able to see their personal time, cost, and carbon savings on his My Savings page as well as aggregate data for the entire company on the Our Savings page.
The value of GreenMeeting is in its simplicity and the power of the data it delivers. People can see and experience the significant time, cost & carbon savings that can be achieved by choosing to hold virtual meetings in place of physical ones. The understanding and acceptance of these savings will increasingly drive adoption and utilization, compounding the savings realized for the employee, the organization, and the planet.
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Save travel costs, save time, save the world: reduce your carbon footprint and quantify your results with GreenMeeting has not been reviewed by any customers.
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