Company could accelerate decarbonization through unprecedented visibility and help public make informed real estate choices
Carbon Title, the company dedicated to decarbonizing every building, introduces Carbon Title Explorer, a free tool that offers insight into the carbon footprint of over 100 million homes and commercial buildings in the US.
Building owners can claim their building profile and provide additional data to further refine the estimate, and anyone can keep up-to-date with buildings they are interested in. “We envision a world where people approach carbon emissions with the same level of scrutiny as they do nutrition labels for food,” said Carbon Title’s Co-Founder, Trevor Dryer.
He continued, adding that the business is putting power into the hands of the public to make informed decisions about where they live, work, or do business, based partly on the carbon footprint of the buildings around them.
Carbon Title Explorer is a free browser-based map that provides a simple method for viewing the estimated carbon footprint of virtually any building in the United States.
To calculate these estimates, Carbon Title aggregates a variety of high-quality data sources and input from property owners and stakeholders to describe that building’s construction and operation.
As owners collate more details about the structure, operation, and measures already taken to reduce carbon emissions, the calculation is refined.
The venture offers an understanding of the overall carbon landscape of buildings, and fosters a new level of transparency and accountability, which is needed to move the industry to decarbonize faster.
Parker Mundt, Vice President of Platform at Suffolk Technology said: “As our clients and partners increasingly push to build greener, Carbon Title will help us showcase best practices across our portfolio to ensure our projects stand out.”
While Miles Haladay, Co-founder of Carbon Title said: “We can’t stop building; we need more homes, hospitals, and schools. We need to keep building, but do it thoughtfully, and with drastically lower environmental impact. Making emissions data available to the public nationwide is the first step for stakeholders to take meaningful reduction action.”