An asset is an equipment or plant that generates emissions and / or consumes or produces energy. A transport type, facility, business unit, or a subcontractor may be related to an asset.
An emission source is an item or activity whose use creates emissions and / or consumes or produces energy. Emission sources can be defined to track usage where there is no related energy or emissions, for example, water or alternatively KPI metric, product or activities that cause pollution but have no related energy or environmental emissions. For example, Employee Head Counts, Kilometers Traveled, and Detonation of explosives.
An emission factor is the factor used to calculate the amount of an emission type produced (typically a gas) by consuming or producing an emission source.
An energy factor is a factor used to calculate the amount of energy consumed or produced by a source.
ETL or Extract, Transform, Load
Database and data warehousing involves extracting data from outside sources, transforming data per your requirements, and loading it into the database or data warehouse.
An item may be used to identify an emission source and an emission scope in a source transaction where the emission source and emission scope are not provided
KPIs or Key Performance Indicators
Quantifiable measurements reflecting the critical success factors of an organization.
A single undertaking or an enterprise or any entity that performs activities or a series of activities that emit greenhouse gases and/or produces, or consumes energy at a single site and is attributable to a single industry sector. An organization is a part of a corporation and can be divided into types such as Companies, Divisions, and Facilities including Aggregate, Sub-Facilities etc. in order to meet the Greenhouse Reporting Guidelines.
OBIEE or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
A comprehensive suite of enterprise business intelligence products that deliver a full range of analysis and reporting capabilities. OBIEE provides intelligence and analytics from data spanning enterprise sources and applications.
Sustainability Aspect is a generic name used for continuous inputs consumed by companies to be able to operate and create goods or services. Common examples of sustainability aspects are electricity, gas, oil, water, helium etc.