At a Glance
Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services
Goals/Targets, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy
Jack McCabe worked with SimpliSafe to calculate and reduce SimpliSafe’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
SimpliSafe outlined several objectives for the work over the summer. The primary objective was calculating the company’s scope 1 and 2 emissions. Additional objectives include estimating the scope 3 emissions and developing short- and long-term strategies to address SimpliSafe’s emissions and other climate objectives.
Jack developed several recommendations and detailed how to implement them. Carbon offsets were recommended as a short-term solution for Scope 1 emissions from natural gas heating at SimpliSafe’s leased properties. As a longer-term solution, SimpliSafe should seek to lease properties with electric, rather than natural gas, heating. For scope 2 emissions, recommendations were a combination of renewable energy sourced from utilities, where SimpliSafe pays for its electricity directly, and green E-RECs, where it pays for its utilities through its landlord.
Based on the scope 3 screening results, Jack reviewed RFPs for various consulting firms and recommended that within the next 2-3 years, SimpliSafe work with the recommended firm to quantify its scope 3 emissions better and develop scope 3 reduction strategies. Jack also worked with SimpliSafe to identify an industry leading emissions management platform.
Following Jack’s recommendations will result in a 50% reduction in SimpliSafe’s scope 1 and 2 emissions based on reductions from the 2021 calculated base year. By 2025, at the latest, Jack’s recommended strategies would allow SimpliSafe to achieve a goal of being carbon neutral in its scope 1 and 2 emissions. Additionally, by auditing SimpliSafe’s utility bills, Jack identified roughly $100,000 in savings. Overall, Jack’s recommendations resulted in SimpliSafe formulating its first climate action plan and formalizing its ESG committee so that SimpliSafe continues its essential environmental work.