We have set ambitious targets for tackling climate change. Reviewing the plan is a continuous process with targets, ambition levels, and the matching performance analyzed on an annual basis.
In 2020 Technopolis developed a Zero Carbon Roadmap for building energy use by 2030 – a plan we began to implement in 2021.
Technopolis’ decarbonization roadmap outlines a reduction-first approach. This includes:
- Energy efficiency: proactively reducing demand and decarbonizing the portfolio via the implementation of energy-efficiency measures including the use of advanced analytics and energy optimization.
- Carbon-neutral energy: a vital part of the roadmap is also gradually to increase the share of carbon-neutral energy to 100%.
- Cooperation: collaborating, developing, and piloting new, innovative solutions with stakeholders and energy companies is crucial for reaching our goals.
Throughout the years we have been making energy-efficiency investments in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) modernization, heat recovery, and LED lights. We are focusing on energy use optimization with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and data analytics, and we are investigating demand response solutions with energy companies. Real-time energy consumption monitoring and automation are already everyday activities, including enhanced remote access capability.
In 2022, 83% of our energy came from carbon-neutral sources. We reached our goal to use 100% carbon-neutral electricity by 2022 on all campuses.
Technopolis has on-site solar panels on several campuses, and the first contract for off-site solar power started in Vilnius, Lithuania in April 2023. In the future, we will consider other off-site renewable energy options.
The next step for us is to start integrating our scope 3 emissions, which have been calculated from 2022 data, into our Roadmap.
Take a look at our Zero Carbon Roadmap, many of our campuses are already carbon-neutral in energy use: