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September Monthly Perspective: Start Measuring Now

Date posted: Tuesday, 1st September 2009

It's sounds very simple but even with the high profile that carbon footprinting now has, many businesses still struggle to measure their carbon emissions or even know what their energy use is. Although it's not slinky or futuristic, it is key to showing savings.
This practical nitty gritty of looking at energy bills is crucial - how do you know if you have saved 10% if you aren't measuring it. The reality is that it takes over a year to get meaningful data to truly understand what your business is saving. It is also important not to get lost in the minutiae but to concentrate on establishing the key carbon emissions of your business.
An organisation's carbon footprint is misleading in its simplicity - it can take time and effort to identify it. Once you have, achieving the savings will seem easy!

So the message for this month is: start measuring now.

Posted by: Marian K September 2009

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive”.
Albert Einstein.
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