The urge for businesses to become more sustainable is becoming front and center. New regulations, laws on compliance, efficiency, perception by the public and contributing to the viability of future generations is keeping executive teams keenly evaluating their current practices. Opportunities are abundant for businesses who are looking to become more environmentally conscious.

Emerging tech innovation is rapidly trending upwards in favor of sustainable business solutions. Most of the World Economic Forum’s most progressive future business models have a specific focus on sustainability and longevity of the environment. Coupled with private investments in green tech, the outlook is promising.

Limiting your business’ environmental impact isn’t limited strictly to bleeding edge progression. The simplest and biggest impacts to be made revolves around existing technology to create more streamlined process that reduces greenhouse emissions.

How the Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates sustainable solutions

There’s a lot of talk about how IoT will fundamentally flip the script on many industries. Connecting the internet to phones, household appliances, and even heavy machinery. Construction companies constantly struggle with usage and management of equipment such as lifts and bulldozers. The main issue boils down to whether or not these tools are being used to their most efficient output.

With IoT integration, the ability to track usage and output, gives organizations the decision-making ability to clearly quantify these metrics and negates the risk of theft/loss. By tracking lift usage and inappropriate use, carbon usage decreases along with the subsequent emissions, keeping the operation lucrative.

Doing your part for the environment

These are just a few examples of how TELUS is helping companies be more cognizant of the environment while helping them improve efficiency. There’s a lot of different examples but it boils down to the same bottom line: The goal is to use emerging technology to keep systems connected to help make decisions that are producing less harmful emissions and being efficient with energy usage.