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SNC-Lavalin introduces Decarbonomics

21 Jan SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries Atkins and Faithful & Gould have launched a new service designed to help clients make informed decisions about decarbonisation.

Decarbononomics is intended to provide clients with a complete picture of their carbon presence across their entire building estate. Clients are presented with information through interactive dashboards. SNC-Lavalin describes it as a data-driven solution to decarbonise the built environment in a cost-effective way and accelerate the global journey to net zero.

The service brings together project and cost management business Faithful & Gould and design and engineering consultancy Atkins, both members of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

“Creating the net zero communities of the future relies, in part, on effective decarbonisation of existing assets,” said Ian Edwards, president and CEO, SNC-Lavalin. “Decarbonomics is a concrete example of how we can help clients meet their net zero targets and is in line with our comprehensive ‘Engineering Net Zero’ approach. We provide sustainable solutions by connecting people, data and technology in partnership with clients such as the UK government Property Agency, delivering decarbonisation for its 450-building portfolio.” 

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Decarbonomics brings together building services, engineering design, asset management, project management, cost consulting, data analytics and data visualisations. It is based on a three-step approach of benchmarking, road mapping and delivery of an organisation’s decarbonisation programme:

  • Benchmark - develop a carbon baseline;
  • Roadmap: design a cost-effective carbon reduction pathway;
  • Deliver: implement carbon reduction solutions.

The three-step approach is underpinned by Carbon Data Insights, a mix of global open-source benchmark databases as well as SNC-Lavalin’s own building data library.

“Decarbonomics is founded on the principle of systems thinking and brings our diverse expertise and knowledge of the built environment and buildings together in a way that enables us to make carbon visible at the portfolio level,” said Stuart McLaren, the Decarbonomics development director at SNC-Lavalin. “This empowers our clients to make much more informed decisions about their investments in decarbonisation.”

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