GreenCast EcoMeasures is a proprietary tool from Syngenta to help golf courses reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Syngenta announced a new brand name—GreenCast® EcoMeasures—for its tool that helps golf courses document and analyze inputs to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Formerly called the Turf Carbon Calculator, the proprietary tool evaluates the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the earth’s atmosphere during a course’s normal daily operations.
GreenCast EcoMeasures helps course managers benchmark and track environmental performance as well as validate improvements, by estimating a golf course’s gross and net carbon-dioxide emissions. It also provides metrics on energy, water and other resources, leading to more efficient management of inputs, which helps maximize profitability.
Currently, GreenCast EcoMeasures is part of a joint effort between Syngenta and Marriott Golf and is being tested on 12 of Marriott Golf’s courses. Syngenta plans to test the tool on additional courses in 2011.