IoT specialist creates sustainability calculator to help retailers reduce emissions

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by Charlie Spargo

Hark, the Leeds-based tech company, has launched a new tool which is designed to help retailers calculate and ultimately reduce their carbon emissions.

The tech firm specialises in helping retailers improve efficiency through energy sensor and management solutions - and its new online calculator helps retail companies get emission savings data in seconds.

It uses data on estate size and store energy consumption data to provide an instant reading of how much carbon emissions can be reduced through tech integration. The free calculator - designed by Hark's technology team and available online - provides statistics on nationwide carbon footprint, as well as wasted energy costs, and helps the many retail brands who have pledged carbon neutrality earlier even than the 2050 date set by the Paris Agreement.

Hark's tech supports businesses in a range of sectors including retail - and recently saved one UK retailer more than £1 million in energy costs in 2019. Two of the four main British supermarkets currently work alongside Hark on energy management, asset performance monitoring and building automation.

Jordan Appelson, CEO of Hark, said: “Many retailers don’t fully understand or have enough insight to know how much emissions are being produced by their estates. Becoming carbon neutral is no small feat. Being able to measure their carbon footprint and the potential CO₂ reductions that can be gained through tech integration is the first step, and our emissions calculator is designed to provide this insight.”

In 2020, Hark won IoT Project of the Year at the Digital City Awards, part of the wider Digital City Festival, for their work on Connected Buildings. Its cloud-based platform that monitors, stores and analyses sensor data in real-time.

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