Fast Company has selected CLUES® from a pool of over 2,000 entries as an honorable mention in the AI + Data category of the 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards.
CLUES is Carbon Lighthouse’s proprietary software platform which helps our engineers turn vast data into actionable building upgrades — then continuously monitors performance to correct for inevitable drift and guarantee the financial value of the energy savings for building owners.
CLUES was among 300 honorable mentions in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas, a major annual award honoring businesses, policies, projects and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.
At Carbon Lighthouse, we’re convinced climate change is the single most important issue humanity faces, and as our Co-Founder and CEO Brenden Millstein wrote during the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, we can only address it if we make it highly profitable:
“We live in a capitalist society, and markets matter. Unchecked capitalism drives many of the challenges exacerbating our climate conundrum, but aligning environmental goals with market forces can help save the planet. The challenge lies in redirecting capitalism’s focus on financial growth toward a more climate-conscious direction.”
Some 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from buildings, and our engineers developed CLUES to remove this from the climate equation. With about $100 billion in Efficiency Reserves — wasted energy spend that can be eliminated using today’s technologies — existing in U.S. commercial buildings, the business case for profit-driven carbon elimination is clear.
CLUES is the engine behind Efficiency Production, our process for helping clients tap into these reserves and generate lasting financial and environmental value.
We’re thrilled that Fast Company’s cross-sector panel of judges has honored CLUES for its potential in creating positive impact — but for us, the best evidence lies with the building owners who already place their trust in our revenue-generating energy solution.
To date, we’ve worked in 700 buildings across the United States, driving guaranteed financial value to boost net operating income for building owners like Alexander & Baldwin, Montage, Kilroy Realty Corporation and Hawaiian Airlines, among others, while eliminating the carbon equivalent of seven power plants.