CARY – Dude Solutions is accelerating its drive for more growth by acquiring a software firm focusing on the expanding environmental, social and governance, or ESG, optimization market.

The Cary software-as-a-service firm announced early Thursday it has bought Canada-based Energy Profiles Limited. It’s the second acquisition for Dude Solutions within the past month.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

In December, Dude Solutions acquired Facility Health.

“As global organizations seek improved ways to measure and achieve progress against ESG criteria, the acquisition of Energy Profiles Limited supports our mission to help our clients better address their sustainability and environmental goals,” said Kevin Kemmerer, Dude Solutions’ CEO, said in the announcement.

“The $1.2 trillion U.S. infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law earmarks significant resources for climate-related and sustainability initiatives, marking an inflection point for our clients and their communities. EPL’s experience in tracking and reporting ESG metrics adds critical capabilities that organizations across all industries and regions need to build sustainable communities,” he added.

Dude Solutions is backed by private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group.

According to Dude Solutions, EPL “delivers data-driven energy and sustainability data management and ESG reporting and predictive analytics to owners and managers of more than 6,000 buildings” through cloud-based technology. Dude Solutions plans to incorporate EPL technology to help “develop new sustainability-focused product strategies in enterprise and strategic asset management that are in demand globally.”

The company also plans to expand more deeply into the commercial real estate market.