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'Building-by-building' plans for a low-carbon future

Property & Construction

A climate platform helps organisations to collaborate to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment

Spotted: The built environment is the world’s largest carbon emitter, responsible for around 37 per cent of energy and process-related CO2 emissions, according to the UN Environmental Programme. To speed up decarbonisation, Climative has designed a platform to enable mass market upgrades of existing buildings to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. 

Director of Marketing at Climative Jenny Keleher told Springwise that the platform leverages AI to “create virtual home energy assessments at a rate of over one million buildings daily.” The platform helps organisations like governments and utilities, as well as individual homeowners, to collaborate on more cost-effective low-carbon solutions. The platform provides “a unique carbon score and energy use profile for each building”, making it faster and easier to develop personalised climate-friendly plans to lower each building’s emissions.

The system can analyse energy and carbon use of individual buildings and provide regional data aggregation as well as impact reporting and tracking. It also includes a customer engagement platform with personalised low-carbon advice and offers. A separate tool designed for certified energy advisors provides retrofit modelling tools, building owner reports, and more.

To date, Climative reports that it has generated virtual home energy assessments for more than five million homes. These can be used by homeowners to streamline the energy retrofit process — an often-complex job. In 2023, the company was accepted into the Climatech Canadian Technology Accelerator and the US Patent and Trademark Office Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Programme.

The urgency of meeting net-zero goals is leading to many developments in building design. Springwise has also spotted innovations that cut the carbon cost of air conditioning and building materials created from captured CO2.

Written By: Lisa Magloff




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