Based out of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, TCA Electrical (TCA) provides luxury electrical services, ensuring every job is of the highest standard. Its well documented that construction based businesses have an impact on the environment, TCA electrical identified this and decided to start a plan of action. Using Pathzero to become a carbon neutral company, and to reduce their environmental impact, we spoke to Ellie Angel, environmental consultant at TCA, to learn more about TCA Electricals' experience.
How did you first hear about Pathzero?
After realising the importance of running a business that was focused on minimising its environmental impact, we reached out to our friends at Verdecon who are leading the way in running an environmental conscious construction company. Verdecon recommended Pathzero to TCA.
What trends in your industry drove the need to use our product?
The construction industry has exorbitant amounts of wastage and also lacks recycling procedures, which made us realise that as a company we needed to do something to reduce our environmental impact. In an industry where we are very time poor, this seemed to be the simplest solution. Using Pathzero, we hope to gain some data that will help us refine our practices and reduce our impact.
What were you looking for in a solution?
At TCA, our 2020 goal was to ensure our business did everything we could to reduce our environmental impact and run an environmentally conscious company. Our first step in achieving this was to become a carbon neutral company.
What made Pathzero stand out over others that you researched?
We didn’t really look too hard as Pathzero was recommended to us by Verdecon. Given that Verdecon is an environmentally conscious construction business, we knew we could trust in them for any environmental advice. However, we had enquired into one other and the drawback was having to input data into a long spreadsheet which was complicated and time consuming, and as we all know time is money when running a small business.
The Pathzero platform eliminates the need for long spreadsheets and complicated data entry. Our guided, self-serve measurement platform ensures that entering and calculating an emissions inventory is as simple and efficient as possible. Learn more.
What feature of our platform was most appealing?
The most appealing feature of the platform for us is being able to enter a cost amount to calculate our emissions, in an extremely timely manner. The costs are upfront and we can pay them monthly which is so easy.
Has this solution resulted in any changes to your business?
At this stage, we haven’t made any changes to our business, given that we have only just started our journey with Pathzero. However, it has opened up the conversation and we look forward to gathering the data to see where in our business, emissions are generated, and collaborating with Pathzero on solutions for reducing emissions where we can and where we can’t, ensuring we are off-setting these.
We are at the start of our journey with Pathzero. We will definitely make it a 2021 priority to reduce our emissions once we have identified the highest emitting sections of our business.
The Pathzero carbon management platform identifies its user's top emission sources and provides them with recommendations on how to reduce these emissions. This is both for convenience and to ensure that the most effective emissions reduction plan is being implemented. Learn more.
What have you been most impressed with?
We have been most impressed with how user friendly the platform is and unlike other platforms there are no expensive consulting fees. It's great knowing that the majority of the money we spend to offset our emissions is going towards the projects.
What would you say to someone considering using Pathzero?
As we are in the midst of a climate crisis it is up to every business to be doing their part to reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint and with Pathzero's easy to use platform there is no excuse not to start right now.
TCA is a Carbon Neutral Company, you can view their climate action report here.
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