In the current political and economic landscape globally, the call to address climate change is resounding.
It’s an urgent plea that not only resonates with our environmental responsibilities but also presents a compelling case for businesses.
Now, more than ever, companies find themselves at the intersection of environmental stewardship and economic viability.
Navigating the path from sustainable aspirations to tangible actions, however, can be a complex undertaking.
Given that buildings contribute to 37 per cent of global carbon emissions, achieving net-zero buildings has become a focal point.
Schneider Electric VP of Digital Buildings Louise Monger said many organisations on their decarbonisation journey are still in the planning stages.
“They know that they have set targets, they know what they need to get to and by what date; however, they don’t have a concrete plan to get there,” she said.
To help organisations achieve their environmental goals with the technology and services they need to support business transformation, the group has released a Net-Zero Carbon e-guide to help that journey.
And the good news? There are just three steps.
Initiating the process involves developing a strategic plan that aligns the vision with the overall strategy. This includes assessing enterprise baselines and formulating a roadmap for decarbonisation.
“It’s hard to drive efficiency in assets where you don’t have a good level of visibility and measurement to understand how you’re tracking,” Ms Monger said.
The next step in the guide involves digitisation, enabling the monitoring of resource consumption and emissions and pinpointing opportunities for savings.
“Digitisation gives you is the ability to control more aspects of your building and operations,” Ms Monger said.
“It gives you more levers to pull in terms of driving efficiency across your portfolio. The smarter the assets you have, the greater the impact of those connected devices and digital element will be in driving efficiency.
“A lot of industries are still managing, reporting, and tracking their carbon emissions on spreadsheets. That’s not only a very manual and highly labour-intensive process, it’s also much more prone to error.
“Digitising at the start of that journey enables efficiency and improves operations.”
The third and ultimate step is to decarbonise, which involves minimising energy consumption, electrifying operations, and substituting energy sources. The impact of this not only contributes to your net zero goals, it also contributes to operational efficiency.
To find out more, download the Net-Zero Carbon e-guide and get started today.
Interested in learning more on how your industry can accelerate action to achieve net-zero buildings? Watch The Path to Net-Zero: Decarbonising Buildings webinar as Schneider Electric’s VP of Digital Buildings, Louise Monger discusses the path to net-zero buildings, and how utilising digitisation and electrification achieve decarbonisation and improves operational efficiency.