In our society, there is an increasing awareness of ecology and the need to take care of the natural environment. This is particularly evident in the decisions we make on a daily basis as individuals and on a larger scale as companies.
Companies more and more often opt for pro-ecological solutions such as the use of renewable energy sources, or the implementation of various activities aimed primarily at increasing energy efficiency, which directly results in the reduction of electricity consumption and helps in reducing the carbon footprint.
What is a carbon footprint?
The carbon footprint is nothing more than the total sum of greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide, methane or nitrous oxide) emitted by an individual, institution, event or specific product. Carbon footprints are major factors increasing global warming, which is why it is so important to regulate emissions properly and responsibly.
In the case of companies, the carbon footprint is primarily related to the consumption of electricity in the buildings used, as well as to the means of transport. The extraction of raw materials, production processes and recycling of used materials also have a significant impact.
Awareness of the source of energy consumed by the production plant allows you to efficiently calculate the carbon footprint and define its impact on the environment.
Join the green side of power with Smart Metering
However, not everyone knows how to relate the daily activities and processes of a plant to the carbon footprint produced. The solution is simple and available almost at your fingertips – just use a smart metering system, which will provide you with information about the electricity use. Thanks to this, in the event of too high energy consumption, you will be able to introduce changes efficiently, reduce the costs of the entire plant, and diminish your carbon footprint.
Equipping machines and other equipment on the premises of the production plant with appropriate smart metering sensors enable you to monitor electricity consumption during the production of specific products. In addition, Comarch Smart Metering will support the energy efficiency of your company – and better use of electricity means a lower carbon footprint. The use of pro-ecological solutions in the factory will not only help you take care of the environment, but also distinguish your company from the competition.
Interestingly, smart metering solutions are also useful in households. According to a report by Smart Energy, such systems will help reduce the carbon footprint of British households by as much as 25% by 2035, which seems to be a big step given that they account for 14% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart metering in the household allows you to optimize everyday duties such as washing and drying clothes, as well as cleaning dishes in the dishwasher. Taking into account the cost of electricity, you can easily plan some household activities to take place at night, when energy is cheaper and the load on the grid is lower.
Katarzyna Strzebońska, Comarch IoT