Climate & Energy
Ecomatters provides climate impact and energy reduction support in many capacities, offering a full range of services for small to large multi-national corporations. It is our priority to work closely with our clients to go beyond the numbers and make sustainability mean something productive for your business.
We support our clients to:
- Calculate and analyse the carbon & energy footprint of your products and business, following the GHG protocol methodology and ISO 14000 compliant
- Perform eco-efficiency analyses of products and organizations
- Develop carbon footprint data collection and calculations tools or guidelines
- Assess where the emission hotspots are in your product value chain & supply chain, including hotspots on energy consumption
- Perform an energy audit on location, and create an overview of existing energy flows
- Develop a quantified overview of your company’s energy saving potential for a short or long time period
Measuring your climate impact is an valuable way to understand the overall impact your product or organisation has on the environment and society
Why Calculate your Climate & Energy Impacts?
A carbon footprint is a climate change metric, calculated as the total greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by an individual, organization, region, or product. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is considered the most important GHG given the large volumes of global emissions, its capacity to absorb thermal radiation, and how it remains in the atmosphere longer than other similar gases contributing to climate change. Therefore it is used as a single point of reference, and most carbon footprints are calculated in CO2 equivalence. This calculation is standardized so that footprints can be compared between products and organizations.
But why calculate carbon? It is becoming increasingly important to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions or even achieve the ambitious target of being carbon neutral as an organisation or a company. Measuring your carbon footprint is an advantageous way to start taking a look at the overall climate & energy impact your product or organisation has, and setting emission reduction targets, including Science based targets. Carbon calculations are also necessary for sustainability reporting, such as complying with the Global Reporting Initiative standards, participating in the Carbon Disclosure project, or seeking an Eco Label.
Energy use, in type and efficiency, can play a large role in the amount of CO2 emissions of products or an organisation as a whole. As a result it is incresingly important to track and calculate a products’ or organisations’ energy performance. This can be done through energy calculations and energy audits.
The purpose of an energy audit is to increase insight into your own energy use and to map the potential savings measures. An energy audit gives an overview of all energy use and flows, and can highlight potentially outdated technologies and/or areas for efficient investment. This way, companies can most effectively implement energy efficiency and cost-saving improvements, which in turn help the EU as a whole achieve its ambitious energy efficiency targets.
Whether you are looking to calculate your carbon footprint, understand your energy use, develop a carbon strategy, or understand where to start for your organization, Ecomatters can support you. Get in touch to find out how we can support you.
The range of projects for a diverse set of clients illustrates the vast experience we have with climate & energy impact measurements