Tendril, provider of energy services management solutions, entered into a partnership with PrintReleaf. Under terms of the agreement, Tendril will provide its customers with an innovative way to reduce the environmental impact of delivering paper-based home energy reports by contributing to reforestation efforts.
Tendril currently executes the home energy report program on behalf of one of the largest utilities in the country. The two companies work together to deliver reports to more than 1.2 million consumers that provide insight into energy usage and energy efficiency tips.
This effort has resulted in the delivery of 19 million reports and similar efforts are underway with NV Energy and Seattle City Light. Despite the success of these programs in reducing energy usage, they do impact the environment by relying on the printing and mailing of paper-based reports.
PrintReleaf’s software platform allows Tendril to connect its customers with reforestation projects across the globe. As part of the program, a tree is planted for every 8,333 sheets of standard letter paper used. In addition to coordinating reforestation efforts for all reports delivered in the future, PrintReleaf will plant 4,500 trees to cover the nearly 20 million reports sent to date.
Furthermore, Tendril’s customers can access and manage their consumption and reforestation projects through an online portal, which allows them to determine the location of their reforestation efforts, track progress, create sustainability reports and link to social media channels for increased transparency and accountability.