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Monash U start-up aims to help companies achieve net zero carbon emissions

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 13th, 2023

A new start-up from Monash University aims to empower organizations to activate and accelerate their transition to net zero carbon emissions.

The start-up, n0de, has developed a cutting-edge digital platform to help businesses understand their current state of emissions and discover opportunities to reduce them, enabling the companies to develop and implement individualized, cost-effective strategies for achieving net zero.

“Working with an organization’s net zero champions, such as their sustainability manager, we will automate and simplify the net zero planning phase,” says n0de co-founder Scott Ferraro. “By combining accessible energy and asset data and our deep knowledge base of successful net zero implementation and solutions, we will generate a tailored, dynamic net zero plan in minutes, not months, that helps our customers decide where to start and what to do next.”

n0de co-founder Rob Brimblecombe adds, “Our vision is a world where all businesses are empowered to lead the global transition to a renewable-powered future. In short, we aim to develop solutions that enable businesses to undertake their own net zero transformation in a way that is faster, more transparent, more valuable, and more fun.”

The start-up’s mission aligns with that of Monash University, which was the first Australian university to make the pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The n0de platform is being used by the school to plot out its own net zero strategy.

“Through n0de, the practical knowledge and expertise of Monash University’s Net Zero Initiative will support other organizations in their pursuit of net zero emissions,” says Peter Marshall, chief operating officer and senior vice president at Monash. “Climate change is a global challenge of our age, and sharing new knowledge and solutions with each other is pivotal to creating a more globally sustainable future.”

Source: The National Tribune

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