In this online event, organized by Sitra, who is coordinating the Gaia-X Hub Finland, you will hear what the project wants to achieve and what industry problems the project wants to solve.
Currently, companies do their own carbon footprint calculation individually. However, built environment solutions often require a multi-stakeholder approach. If the participating companies and other entities want to build multi-stakeholder data-driven solutions that will enable them to calculate carbon footprint in the built environment more efficiently, they cannot do it alone. The aim of the project is to create a platform and harmonize the ways how companies calculate the carbon footprint together, rather than separately, in a way that enables efficient use of data in a transparent way.
The focus of the CO2 DataHub project is on industry data. At the event, you will hear how a data-enabled industry, such as the sectors operating in the built environment, brings together key players and how this can create a new competitive advantage. Many groups are involved in joint development, such as construction, real estate, logistics, energy, building material industry as well as waste management sectors.
Reducing CO2 emissions is a real challenge and requires changes in all sectors generating emissions. Data have value and they can be more valuable when shared and linked.
For companies, it is however not that simple to share their data and they often rather protect their data. It is not enough to have laws on data protection in place. There is a whole set of technical standards and procedures that need to be in place as well, in order for data to be collected, shared and created value. Another challenge is linking data, as they are collected by different actors and in different industries.
Gaia-X is one initiative to help data-sharing in a trusted and collaborative manner, aiming to ensure data sovereignty and data availability for organisations, companies, and citizens in the digital economy. It sets out to network the cloud services of European providers into an ecosystem with common technologies, standards, and rules. Sitra is the coordinator of the Gaia-X Hub Finland. Under the same umbrella concept of Gaia-X is also the CO2 DataHub project. At the event, you will have an opportunity to also hear how Gaia-X framework can be used in this kind of case.
The event could be useful for all businesses working on reducing CO2 emissions in the built environment, but also for those who are interested to learn how data can be managed, how to bring together key players and how a new competitive advantage can be created why.
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ANSSI KOMULAINEN, PROJECT DIRECTOR, GAIA-X FINLAND, SITRA
Big picture on industry data and looking into industry practices
TOMMI AROLA, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, Digital Built Environment, Building information foundation RTS
CO2 DataHub project and how the (PoT) platform helps to solve the business problems
ROOPE PAJASMAA, PROJECT DIRECTOR, CO2 DATAHUB, VASTUU GROUP
ILKKA ANTTONEN, CTO, VASTUU GROUP
Why CO2 DataHub Project
ANNE KAISER, SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, SAINT-GOBAIN FINLAND
Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business