BiU launch Project Net Zero
Getting to net zero: new website helps organizations plot a roadmap to net-zero emissions
PROJECT Net Zero, a new online platform for organizations seeking to develop and deliver on net-zero strategies has been launched by BiU, one of the UK’s leading energy consultancies.
According to BiU, Project Net Zero, which was conceived in response to the urgent imperative for companies to end their contribution to climate change, is a resource for action, not just intention, with advice on real-world solutions to meet net-zero goals.
Primarily aimed at large corporates and large public sector organizations, Project Net Zero guides companies at all stages of their net-zero journey, from initial target setting through to implementation.
An important feature of the site is its intelligent net-zero calculator, which offers a personalized roadmap to net zero based on a company’s individual characteristics, such as core activities, budget, sector and level of ambition.
The site also offers a wealth of advice on practical solutions required to decarbonize, including energy-efficient tech, renewable energy and offsetting. A technology provider directory makes it easier for firms to connect with partners implementing carbon-reduction measures.
In addition, to keep companies informed, an Insights section features regular news, advice and analysis on the latest net-zero developments.
The site launches just days after the US rejoined the Paris Agreement under the new Biden presidency, a move which means two-thirds of the world’s emissions are now covered by net-zero commitments.
The UK enshrined its 2050 net-zero target into law in 2019 and is developing policies to support the transition. Organizations with net-zero targets futureproof themselves for tightening legislative frameworks, as well as creating opportunities for growth and innovation.
To date, more than 1,500 businesses globally have set net-zero targets of some kind, and public sector bodies are also driving the transition. In the UK, the majority of local authorities now have net-zero targets in place.
Large organizations are also pushing their supply chains to also set a net-zero plan. These are often smaller businesses with limited resources, and Project Net Zero provides them with the tools they need to start their decarbonization journey.
‘Net zero presents a huge opportunity for businesses, but we recognized the need for a comprehensive information platform that would show companies how to get there – previously there has been no ‘go to’ source for independent advice,’ said Anthony Mayall, chief commercial officer at BiU.
‘An organization’s aspirations, budget and resources can determine the route it takes – Project Net Zero provides a tailored roadmap to help you set, progress and achieve your net-zero goals.’