Steps Organizations can take to Reduce Dependency on Natural Gas
Consider the personal interests of your stakeholders, including your executive, staff, vendors, and partners, who are likely deeply committed to reducing their own carbon footprints or may have their own mandates.– Peter Stratakos, Vice President, Advisory & Client Services, Blackstone Energy Services
OECM’s supplier partner, Blackstone Energy Services also suggests that as the transition to a low-carbon future becomes inevitable, organizations can navigate their sustainability journey in a smarter way using the power of data and analytics and investing in an energy dashboard.
Energy dashboards specialize in helping large multi-site organizations with ambitious sustainability goals and complex reporting requirements to organize, control and make sense of their data, as well as optimize their reporting processes. They can empower organizations with insights around utility expenses, sustainability, emissions profiles, and energy and building optimization management to drive better business outcomes. All these activities must be underpinned by a robust, auditable, and transparent data management platform and GHG inventory that’s based on the single source of truth – the utility bill.
Industry-leading energy dashboard solutions include features such as:
- Automated invoice collection
- Verification of utility and supplier invoices (natural gas, electricity, water, and waste)
- Site benchmarking that offers insight into your cost/consumption versus budget trends, as well as emissions against various KPIs
- Direct connectivity and automated data upload to various industry reporting platforms such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM), Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), etc.
- Customizable reporting to provide multiple lenses into your portfolio performance
- Capturing and management of project data to help track, manage and analyze efficiency initiatives to verify results and optimize capital investment decisions across your portfolio
- Collecting and managing all energy, carbon emission sources (Scope 1, 2 and 3), and sustainability data types
- Calculating carbon emissions for carbon tax and reporting in accordance with GHG protocols