FirstCarbon Solutions, a company engaged in environmental management optimization, is providing data management support for California Energy Commission’s Cash for Appliances rebate program.

FirstCarbon is overseeing customer call center support, evaluating rebate applications, and working to process and approve applications. Applications will then be distributed to Energy Commission for payment processing and issuing.

FirstCarbon said that it combines environmental consulting and GHG emissions management software to allow organizations to optimize their sustainability initiatives. It provides an environmental management system that helps companies identify and collect the necessary data and calculate a carbon footprint without draining an organization’s internal resources.

For organizations not yet subject to carbon regulation, but where carbon has a material impact on business operations, FirstCarbon quantifies the cost of carbon and transforms that cost into business opportunity.

Dailey Tipton, vice president of sales and marketing at FirstCarbon, said: ”Processing data for sustainability programs poses many challenges for organizations.

”Whether it’s a customer rebate program from a state energy office or a company trying to create an accurate and verifiable carbon footprint, success begins with effectively managing data. The Energy Commission’s effort to improve California’s long-term energy efficiency goals is the latest example of the kinds of sustainability initiatives FirstCarbon Solutions can support.”

The company said that it was selected through a competitive bid solicitation based on the overall quality of service and efficiency it delivers to its customers.

The Cash for Appliances rebate program will offer rebate incentives from the $35.2m in federal stimulus funding California received from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).