Locus Introduces New ePortal Software for Efficient Environmental Management

Locus Technologies (Locus), manufacturer of web-based environmental compliance and information management software, introduces new and expanded features of its ePortal, a software platform for environmental and energy information management.

This fifth generation version of the platform introduces a new Rich Internet Application (RIA)-based user interface that provides enhanced usability, improved work flows, and Augmented Reality (AR).

ePortal now provides users a single integrated portal platform to capture, organize, visualize, and report all key facility environmental information in a central, enterprise database offered in the cloud. It enables simplified work flows and advanced visualization that includes AR to create individualized views of information across media and resources.

With ePortal software, clients can manage all aspects of their regulatory compliance, energy and water usage, water quality, air emissions, GHG reporting, health and safety and much more. ePortal provides an advanced approach to the complex EERP challenges that many companies face today.

Locus’ ePortal is built around the familiar Conceptual Site Model (CSM), which is multidisciplinary and encompasses both legacy and ongoing information about a site or facility. It can be viewed as a cube drawn around a site, part of which is underground and part above ground. All relevant inputs to and outputs from the cube are monitored and recorded.

On the input side, utilities such as electricity, gas, and water, and raw materials are tracked. Outputs include air, water, and soil discharges and waste. Equipment within the cube such as boilers, stacks, tanks, and so forth become assets that have various attributes that must be recorded, stored, and often reported on.

For companies that adopt ePortal, it becomes the enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard for managing the many aspects of the sustainable enterprise. It synthesizes and crystallizes what is already known about a site or facility and augments that information with ongoing monitoring and reporting.

With Locus’ CSM-based approach, clients can take a more holistic view of their enterprise. It enables them to reduce both their compliance expenditures and their operational costs.

Locus’ CSM-based environmental portal provides the tools to quantify environmental liabilities, manage sustainability and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, report water footprint, organize compliance and Health and Safety (H&S) records, accurately report to regulators, and run what-if analysis to facilitate forecasting.