Buddy Platform is proud to support Carbon Neutral Adelaide. With the built environment contributing a staggering 48% of Adelaide’s overall emissions, the energy consumed by buildings must be reduced if the city is to become carbon neutral. Buddy Platform can play an active role in reducing carbon emissions, being committed to using technology to create positive environmental outcomes. The Buddy Ohm service is an affordable, easy, energy management and monitoring service that aims to help organisations better manage energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.
Buildings represent a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, consuming enormous amounts of energy and water on a daily basis. In Adelaide, 48% of the city’s carbon emissions are related to the energy consumed in buildings. Buddy Platform uses the Buddy Ohm service to actively measure, monitor and reduce real-time energy consumption – helping organisations understand and then reduce carbon emissions.
In Buddy Platform’s Adelaide office, the Buddy Ohm service helps the team understand how the office uses energy throughout the day and working week – “making the invisible, visible”. With this understanding, Buddy Platform has been able to make immediate changes including:
Buddy Platform is currently working on a business case to replace the lighting system with energy efficiency lighting, as well as upgrades to computing and technical equipment. Moving towards a green energy tariff is also being explored, along with using video teleconferencing to reduce air travel by 25%. In early 2018 Buddy Platform will publish carbon emissions and outline a plan to become carbon neutral by 2019.