Beyond Emissions - Unplugged Conversations with Climate Leaders
Mr. Varun Sridharan
CEO, Green Environment Innovation and Marketing India Private Limited
1.Why is it crucial for companies to reduce their carbon emissions and maintain quality standards, and how does ‘Greenvironment’ help them achieve this?
Reducing carbon emissions and upholding stringent quality standards are imperative for companies in today’s global landscape. These efforts not only align with the growing awareness of climate change and environmental responsibility but also offer significant benefits for businesses.
Greenvironment specializes in harnessing AI and IoT-based solutions to assist businesses in attaining their water sustainability and conservation goals while focusing on upholding quality standards. As an illustrative case, consider one of our clients in the hospitality sector, which achieved a noteworthy 3% reduction in carbon emissions through the implementation of our solutions for wastewater recycling and reuse within the initial year. This accomplishment not only advanced their sustainability objectives but also resulted in substantial cost savings and an enhanced reputation within their industry.
2.In what ways does Greenvironment contribute to environmental sustainability and conservation through its IoT based solutions? Kindly share examples of how your technology has positively impacted water resource management or wastewater treatment processes?”
Greenvironment is dedicated to advancing environmental sustainability and conservation through our innovative IoT-based solutions. Our technology has made significant strides in the realm of water resource management and wastewater treatment processes.
For instance, in a recent project with a municipal water treatment facility, our IoT systems enabled real-time monitoring of water quality and consumption patterns. This data allowed for proactive adjustments to water treatment processes, optimizing efficiency and minimizing resource waste. As a result, the facility achieved a substantial reduction in water and energy consumption, contributing to both cost savings and reduced environmental impact.
Additionally, Greenvironment’s IoT solutions have been instrumental in wastewater treatment processes. By continuously monitoring and adjusting treatment parameters, we have helped clients improve the efficiency of their wastewater treatment plants. This not only ensures compliance with regulatory standards but also reduces the release of harmful pollutants into natural water bodies.
3.Given the dynamic nature of the IoT and environmental sectors, what challenges has Greenvironment encountered, and how has the company innovated to overcome these obstacles?
Greenvironment has indeed encountered various challenges in the dynamic IoT and environmental sectors. The rapid pace of technological advancement and evolving environmental regulations have presented both opportunities and obstacles.
One major challenge has been staying at the forefront of technological innovation. To address this, Greenvironment has fostered a culture of continuous learning and adaptation. We invest significantly in research and development to ensure our IoT solutions remain cutting-edge. This commitment to innovation has allowed us to anticipate industry shifts and provide our clients with the most advanced and effective environmental solutions.
Additionally, navigating the complex regulatory landscape in different regions has been a challenge. To overcome this, Greenvironment has established an environmental engineers’ team. This team closely monitors evolving environmental regulations and ensures that our solutions align with compliance requirements. This proactive approach not only mitigates regulatory risks for our clients but also demonstrates our dedication to environmental responsibility.
4.Can you name a few sectors where water resource management and wastewater treatment are of paramount importance and how has Greenvironment helped those clients become more sustainable in these processes?
Greenvironment has made significant contributions to sustainability in the hospitality sector and residential communities, where water resource management and wastewater treatment are of paramount importance.
Hospitality buildings, such as hotels and resorts, often require substantial water usage to meet stringent quality standards for both portable and non-portable purposes within their establishments. Greenvironment collaborates closely with hospitality clients to implement cutting-edge intelligent water management systems that continuously monitor water consumption in real-time. This proactive approach has yielded remarkable results, including significant reductions in water usage and associated costs. Not only does it streamline the tasks of the engineering team, but it also, more importantly, creates a more sustainable and luxurious experience for their highly valued clients.
2.How does composting help with achieving NetZero emissions? Can you explain the connection between composting and greenhouse gas emissions?
When the waste inside your house is sent to the landfill, it compacted tightly to save space. This compacted food waste decomposes anaerobically without the help of oxygen which produces methane that’s a deadly greenhouse gas. By composting the waste at source of generation and making use of it for the soil, we help soil health and reduce methane production.
3.How to make sure waste management practices are environmentally responsible, economically viable and sociably equitable?
The good practices in managing our waste, eases the responsibility of -the person generating the waste. We reduce the number of resources used by refusing single-use waste. We are reducing resource consumption and waste production. As for economically viable, when we also start looking at how we can segregate the waste, most of our waste is recyclable, 60% is compostable and 30-40% is dry waste if kept clean has great value and promotes and creates livelihood for the people working in waste management. We need to make sure it is clean and diverted away from being dumped. This is how we take complete responsible that waste is handled properly at every level, individual, society level, state level and municipal level.
4.What are the suitable home composting methods available? And can you shed light on traditional back yard composting and worm composting?
In home composting there are two methods, aerobic and anaerobic; aerobic being the more popular method as it needs more air circulation and its susually in an airated containg and the anaerobic is compact that uses fermentation that doesn’t allow air in and has two stages. Both these methods are very convenient and are easily adopted at homes. The other is digging a pit and putting the biomass in it…in urbans scenarios there will be issues with rats. So they are mesh composter which is secure and has enough air circulation where you can have lots of greens and browns. You can make a raised compost bed, that method is also very popular. Earth worm composting is an aerobic composting that’s popular that can be done in tanks and boxes, again rats will need to be prevented. The earth worms do a great job and these are the ways you can do home and urban composting.