The data you already have is the key to becoming a net zero company.
How are you going to reduce and control your carbon footprint, if you don’t know your carbon footprint? Which of your processes consume the most carbon? How energy and sustainable optimised are your facilities? What about the carbon from your providers that is accountable to you?
Your carbon accounting problem is a data problem. And we know how to solve it.
Your journey to net zero begins with your data
#1 Step: Collect
Creating a single version of the reality. This is, a central data repository for all data – including suppliers.
One that can accept multiple inputs, in many formats, from dispersed sources with varied protocols and permissions.
A solution that allows tiered interrogation and can be resourced to run AI.
Sucking real-life data out of the consumption sources to make constant efficiency decisions, not just based on an excel at the end of every month.
#2 Step: Visualise
Once you have all your data normalised and set in one place, you need to be able to understand it.
A platform like Clarity gets the unified data from your data lake system and gives you visibility about energy waste and consumption, while highlighting areas where energy spending can be reduced. And provides a practical tool to deliver to carbon targets.
#3 Step: Optimise
Global watch tower dashboards and Digital twin solutions make the future predictable and the hypothetical, possible.
They allow you to practice and calculate the effects when you change something or when you don’t do anything about it because they mimic real-life assets or processes.
This is the step between theoretical models vs empirical models, that closes gaps and produces savings and constant optimisation.
This way, your net zero company goals turn into a simple list of changes with predictable and ideal outcomes.
Use case example: this is how data turns your into a real net zero company.
For privacy compliance we can not disclose the client’s name, but this is how we’ve set up their data-based decarbonisation strategy:
First, data from their own processes, machines, transport, and providers is received and normalised in their single data lake.
Digital twins of their main facilities are constantly rehearsing optimisation scenarios to be ahead of issues and develop the best cost-saving tactics.
Second, all the data is visualised in real-time, alerts are received, and actions to adjust to the real flow of consumption are automatised or manually taken as the issues are happening. This way, the carbon consumption is kept low with constant corrections (not based on a single report at the end of the month and after things have already happened).
And third, once every month, our experts look into this data and propose new long-term optimisations to keep the carbon consumption low, try out more ambitious solutions and advise about other business optimisations discovered through data analysis.
Talk to an expert and set up your data-based net zero plan:
Data-based Net zero strategies work for many industries: manufacturing, commercial, industrial, real state, construction, retail…
Benefits of a data-based net zero strategy
Less carbon tax, less cost-given energy, and compliance with regulations.
Competitive advantage: the requirement to be supplier for more clients every day: Tesco, the UK government…
Data collection for more informed decisions in this and other business areas.
Environmental: supporting sustainability & a post-carbon economy.
Better branding & perceived value for companies adopting climate-friendly policies.
Social benefits: since contributing to a better future for people.
Decarbonisation is a
business transformation problem
…Not a carbon accounting problem, or a “my emissions” problem. And it can’t be solved by sticking solar on the roof, inaction or no change. It requires both digitisation and digitalisation.
If you are new to the matter or you think you don’t understand the problem enough, we encourage you to watch this free webinar in which we navigate the topic from a business point of view, discuss solutions and talk about some examples and use cases of efficient actions to achieve carbon net zero.