Monitoring environmental data is becoming as important for many companies as paying attention to their bottom line. Some organisations are simply driven to improve their sustainability position in a climate of growing environmental awareness - while for others this has become a legal requirement. Whatever the case, it is increasingly recognised that keeping an eye on your energy usage and associated emissions can lead to reductions in operational costs and have a positive impact on the reputational perception of your company.

Contents

1- Where do I find the new CO2 Report in my Wattics dashboard?

2- What features does the report contain?

3- CO2 Report

4- Use cases

1- Where do I find the new CO2 Report in my Wattics dashboard?

Log in to the dashboard and click on ‘Admin’ in the top left menu, then click on the ‘Reports’’ icon on the top right corner to access the report management page:

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You can now begin putting together the specific information to configure your report (Fig. 2):

  • Report Name: The name of your report

  • Description: A short description with keywords to quickly find your report later on

  • Energy type: Electricity/Gas

  • Frequency: This is set to ‘Monthly’ by default

  • Transmission day: Day of the month when the report should be sent

  • Time shift in months: The time shift in months between the transmission month and the data period to be considered. For example, a value of 1 means that the March report will use data from February; 2 means that the March report will use data from January.

  • Sites to be reported: Choose whether the report encompasses all the sites associated with the users’ dashboard, or selected sites only

  • The report will now be created for each site active within the users’ dashboard and sent to them by e-mail every month based on your settings

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You can select the CO2 Report by clicking here:

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2- What features does the report contain?

This report shows kgCO2 for the target month at site level compared against the previous month, and the corresponding month the previous year with % changes indicated. The chart shows you a daily emissions average for the target month and the previous month - and then the difference between the two months. You can also view your annual kgCO2 emissions target to understand how you are performing against the annual target, as well as how you are looking for the year-to-date compared to the previous year.

3- CO2 Report

Both Daily and Monthly charts show the carbon emissions difference between the two months in absolute terms, so daily values are totaled over the two target months and then the difference deducted.

4- Use Cases

  • Monitoring carbon emissions to understand your environmental impact

  • Tracking your emissions as part of annual reduction targets: ensure you do not exceed monthly thresholds and make ongoing adjustments accordingly

  • Pursuing more aggressive emissions reductions

  • Supporting sustainability as a corporate goal eg. B Corp Certification, or your own social, environmental or ethical impact goals

  • Support reporting for carbon compliance & legislation requirements eg. Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) or the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

  • If conducted on a regular basis, this provides a reliable historical record of performance that can be used to support sustainability reporting

  • Reducing operational costs associated with energy purchasing, raw materials, transport fuel

  • Emphasizing your environmental credentials to provide positive reputational impact

  • Identifying areas of your business that account for most significant emissions and targeting these for improvement


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