Why is microgeneration important? The use of microgeneration is key to decentralising the energy grid as it could allow for more uptake of renewables and thus a reduction in overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Microgeneration involves the installation of small generators, such as solar PV or wind turbines, by individual
Did you ever wonder where and when sustainability started? In current times sustainability is a concept that is widely accepted across most disciplines and sectors, however, in the grand scheme of things, it is a relatively new idea.
Sustainability reporting is an activity that many EnergyElephant users undertake, along with thousands of other organisations on a global scale. But when did sustainability reporting begin and become a well known corporate practice? The answer is not as long ago as you may think.
People use the EnergyElephant platform for a variety of reasons. Ease of use of energy data compilation is one of these key reasons. If you are a landlord looking to obtain tenants' energy data use, efficient data transfer is an aspect that would make this task much easier. How can
SBTi, GRI, ISO & SASB. There is an increasing number of reporting frameworks and standards being introduced on a global scale, as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability reporting comes to the forefront of business agendas. Frameworks provide principles-based guidance on how information is structured, and prepared, and under which
Every week EnergyElephant hears from users on how energy efficiency is becoming more and more a priority for their organisation due to new legislation, policy changes, energy volatility and drivers for general cost reductions. As energy markets become increasingly volatile and unstable, everyone from the top down is in search
As organisations and individuals around the world begin to calculate their carbon footprints, the obvious inclusions are transport, home heating, electricity – and then of course international travel. It’s arguably one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, yet also one of the hardest emitters to accurately calculate. Various
From A to Z (AHU - Air Handling Units to ZEB - Zero Energy Buildings) A jargon-busting guide to all the top carbon and climate related acronyms out there today. AHU: Air Handling Units The basic function of the AHU is to take in outside air, re-condition it and supply