Announcing Free Climate Action Planning Software Pilot Program

June 11, 2015
Contact: Steve Muzzy, Senior Manager of Membership Programs, Second Nature (
Mike Walters, Principal, Confluenc, Inc. (

Second Nature and Confluenc, Inc Announce Climate Action Planning Software Pilot Program

June 5, 2015, Washington, DC – As part of its continued commitment to provide services to signatory institutions of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment,  Second Nature has partnered with Confluenc, Inc. to offer the opportunity to pilot Fovea: CAP™. Fovea: CAP is a best in class tool for modeling, planning, and visualizing energy and carbon management strategies resulting in an acceleration to solutions.

Confluenc is now enrolling 15 institutions in this pilot program. The pilot program will provide an introduction to CAP Basic and 90-day access to the platform. Pilot participation is offered on a first come, first served basis. Interested institutions are encouraged to contact Steve Muzzy or Mike Walters directly. 

Fovea: CAP is built on over eight years of experience in Climate Action Planning (CAP) with institutions of higher education. It offers a variety of service levels that are all inexpensive when compared with the traditional approach of isolated consulting projects.

Fovea: CAP starts with CAP Basic, a free web-based and interactive report generated from data submitted to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment reporting system by each signatory. It includes:

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory history and emissions forecast
  • Abatement diagram creator
  • Wedge diagram creator
  • Solutions starter kit
  • Peer Comparison
  • Cost sensitivity analysis

This functionality is further enhanced with CAP Planner, CAP Analyst, and CAP Director Packages. Participants in the pilot are afforded the opportunity to upgrade to the more sophisticated Fovea: CAP packages for one year at significantly reduced pricing.

For specific questions and more information, please contact Steve Muzzy, Senior Manager of Membership Programs, Second Nature via email at, or contact Mike Walters, Principal, Confluenc, Inc., via phone at 608-848-5111 or email at


About Second Nature: Second Nature works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future through initiating bold commitments, scaling successful actions, and accelerating innovative solutions among leadership networks in higher education. The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a signature program of Second Nature. The ACUPCC is a partnership among approximately 700 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia who have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more at: and

About Confluenc, Inc.: Confluenc was founded on the belief that flexible, quantitative models are core to productive strategic dialogue and decision making in an institutional setting and can enable immediate feedback and insights response to current and emerging opportunities, constraints, and risks. Confluenc provides services which facilitate the broad institutionally inclusive dialogue essential to effective large-scale, long-range planning. 

Confluenc creates flexible modeling environments that can grow in sophistication as initial questions are answered, the value of additional information is understood, and more refined inputs and knowledge are acquired. The approach is focused on modeling for insight, not just for numbers. For more information, visit


Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015