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Case Study

Carbon reduction program for both the corporate and investment portfolios

Global Insurance Company

Challenge

  • Design a comprehensive carbon reduction program for both the corporate and investment portfolios
  • Quantify savings and ROI from carbon abatement measures
  • Prioritize energy/carbon reduction investments

Solution

  • Calculate industry-benchmarked energy/carbon baseline for sample portfolio
  • Conduct in-depth energy/carbon audits and opportunity analyses on seven key properties in France, Germany and Switzerland
  • dentify and evaluate several abatement opportunities according to type of activity, required intervention level, CO2 reductions, capital cost, net present value and payback period
  • Package findings into three investment level scenarios

Results

  • Company executives now have a roadmap to sustainability with three clear paths:
    • Easy to implement, no/low cost measures that could reduce energy consumption/CO2 emission by about 9 percent
    • Initiatives with ROI within five years that could reduce consumption/emissions by an additional 12 percent
    • Larger, maximum abatement investments that could reduce consumption/emissions by about 45 percent