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Going greener with better email management

13 September, 2023

More and more, environmental concerns and sustainable practices are taking center stage, businesses are seeking innovative ways to reduce their ecological footprint.

And, In the pursuit of sustainability, every sector must play its part in minimizing environmental impact — the built environment is no exception. Let's explore how optimizing email practices can align with the goals of the built environment and pave the way for a more sustainable path forward.

The driving force for change

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword—it's a necessity. Global milestones like the Paris Agreement, climate emergency declarations, and ambitious Net Zero targets underscore the urgency to reshape industries, including the built environment, for a sustainable future.

When we talk about reshaping the built environment, this encompasses not only environmental aspects but also social and economic facets. Because as the world collectively commits to a greener path, its becoming even more evident that data and information management play a pivotal role in this transformation.

Standards: Uniting sustainability and data

The journey towards sustainable structures requires thorough evaluation of the environmental impact of built assets. This is where standards becomes extremely important. Standards designed for sustainability enable organizations to assess the ecological footprint of their projects accurately. These standards demand data, but not just any data— data that's comprehensive, accurate, and readily available.

BIM, digital twins, and enhanced transparency

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital twins shine as digital tools that can help transform sustainability efforts. They require the collection and storage of large amounts of data from different sources, such as CAD models, and project documents.

Efficient email management plays a crucial role in ensuring that data exchanged between stakeholders is not just well-organized but also easily accessible. This is essential for the effective use of BIM and digital twins. Properly managed data enhances transparency, providing stakeholders with real-time insights into a project's environmental impact, energy efficiency, and more.

The UK's thrust toward sustainability

The UK's dedication to sustainability extends beyond individual projects—it's a nationwide mission. The goal is to derive value for citizens through enhanced asset management and data quality. This not only promotes the creation of longer-lasting assets but also aligns with climate adaptation strategies. 

Data is as critical an infrastructure as roads and pipelines, so ensuring the quality and appropriate availability of data is crucial. - University of Cambridge

Interoperable data: A key pillar of a green economy

Data interoperability and quality are essential for driving a green economy. Informed decision-making and sustainable outcomes in the built environment rely heavily on this aspect at every stage of a project's lifecycle. It is the bedrock on which the entire data-driven economy is built. 

Email management for a greener future

Email, a tool used by everyone, has the potential to create meaningful change when managed consciously. Efficient collaboration is the cornerstone of successful projects in the built environment and while the connection between email management and environmental sustainability might not be immediately evident, the ripple effects are substantial.

As the world collectively navigates the challenges posed by climate change, every step toward sustainability counts. By harnessing the power of email management in tandem with broader environmental initiatives, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to both operational efficiency and a planet that thrives for generations to come.

By addressing digital clutter, optimizing collaboration, and embracing digital transformation, businesses can make a tangible contribution to a greener future.

A sustainable path forward

Schedule a free demo with our experts and discover how Ideagen Mail Manager can transform your email practices. Going greener with better email management isn't just an organizational choice; it's a step toward a more sustainable world. Book your free trial now!


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