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Automating a Building's Carbon Management
January 2011 (vol. 44 no. 1)
pp. 24-30
Geetha Thiagarajan, TCS Innovation Laboratories in Chennai
Venkatesh Sarangan, TCS Innovation Laboratories in Chennai
Ramasubramanian Suriyanarayanan, TCS Innovation Laboratories in Chennai
Pragathichitra Sethuraman, TCS Innovation Laboratories in Chennai.
Anand Sivasubramaniam, Pennsylvania State University
Avinash Yegyanarayanan, Tata Consultancy Services
Buildings are the largest contributor to the world's carbon footprint, yet many building managers use only periodic audits to adjust resource consumption and carbon emission levels. The ECView framework leverages existing workflow systems to continually assess a building's carbon emissions in relation to daily weather, commuting and travel patterns, and changing government regulations.

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Index Terms:
IT and energy management, Automated carbon management, Workflow systems, Enterprise resource planning
Citation:
Geetha Thiagarajan, Venkatesh Sarangan, Ramasubramanian Suriyanarayanan, Pragathichitra Sethuraman, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Avinash Yegyanarayanan, "Automating a Building's Carbon Management," Computer, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 24-30, Jan. 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.6
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