CCEIS™ (pronounced “see-cis”) is an integrated Web and mobile Software as a Service (SaaS) stormwater compliance solution. It helps all parties manage the many aspects of stormwater compliance with a simple, well-organized tool which can be accessed conveniently from the office, jobsite or in the field.
Reduce stormwater pollutants at the source
Company name: CCEIS, Parkton, Maryland
You know that song “We Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot?” Well, since that’s what we essentially did, we now have a serious problem with managing stormwater runoff. Because of this, EPA has established ever-stricter rules for managing stormwater runoff and reducing the amount of pollution which flows directly into our natural water bodies–and has also mandated large penalties and fines for non-compliance! This is where CCEIS™ comes into play: CCEIS™ is an integrated web and mobile Software as a Service—or “SaaS”—stormwater compliance solution. CCEIS™ helps reduce pollutants at the source by providing a simple software tool which makes it easier to comply with federal, state and local regulations and inspections. CCEIS™ will also help prevent heavy fines and penalties and costly job site shutdowns by federal, state and local governments. CCEIS™ will become the go to source for managing stormwater compliance nationwide.
How it changes the world
To stave off the emerging water crisis in the US, the EPA has established ever-stricter rules for management of stormwater runoff to reduce the amount of pollution that flows directly into our natural bodies of water. With the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs), stormwater is allowed to flow through the natural filtration process of the earth and plants, reducing the pollutants before they reach streams and rivers or end up in our drinking water supplies.
But BMPs must be carefully installed and maintained to be effective and remain in compliance with federal, state and municipal codes and standards. CCEIS™ helps reduce stormwater pollutants at the source by making it easier to stay in compliance with stormwater management standards and regulations.
If you win?
We will use our award to immediately begin development of our solution, hire our team, and buy 2 new Tesla S sedans. Ok, well maybe no Model S for us… but we will hit the ground running: full steam ahead with our plan to deploy the nation’s first fully integrated solution to manage stormwater runoff!
Memorable Cleantech Open moment?
A memorable moment for the CCEIS team was when it suddenly rose to our level of consciousness that essentially we had already WON the top prize. We had been enjoying the fruits of our win already for weeks in the three-day events in both California and Boston, in the people we met there, in the weekly clinics, in the mentoring sessions, and in the new connections which were burgeoning. It really didn’t matter if we made it to round two or three –the semifinals and finals. We were receiving tangible rewards every day. Our business acuity and focus had been greatly sharpened in just a few weeks’ time and our wives were wondering if we had taken on mistresses!
The Cleantech Open had become the demanding mistress who had us fired up and more passionate than ever about our work, and was urging us on toward perfection of our business. So, by the time we were at the awards ceremony for the semi-finalists, we were feeling like we had already surpassed our expectations of the benefits of being in the Cleantech Open league. But then we were practically reduced to blithering when they announced we were going to the finals! We were quite pleasantly shocked and fortunately the audience was patient as we collected our wits and stood before them to give our pitch. And our wives were there to see the payoff and our very proud moment in the spotlight in front of a very –no, make that seriously – impressive Capital-of-the-Free-World gathering of business people at the top of their game, whether it be environmentalist or legal mentor, admiral or Cleantech Open, inventor or backer. A very, very memorable moment for CCEIS!