Goals of 100% clean power generation by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

What is Decarbonization?

What is decarbonization? It is the atmospheric elimination of any human produced carbon dioxide (CO2) from materials, products, and processes. The understood goal of CO2 elimination is slowing and eventually reversing the increased CO2 concentration in the earth’s atmosphere, which has occurred as the result of human industrialization and geometric world population growth. Decarbonization can be achieved by direct elimination, or by offset of human-generated CO2 through long-term or permanent sequestration (capture, securing, and storage) of CO2 from the atmosphere. The concept is easy to understand, but the “how” of macro and micro cost-effective decarbonization is the ultimate challenge.

The Incentives Behind Decarbonization

Due to the purported effects caused by an increase in CO2 levels across the globe, the United States issued the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to incentivize businesses to join the environmental initiative by offering tax deductions for the cost of making significant improvements to the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.

The U.S. Decarbonization Goals:

In alignment with the government incentives offered to the building owners who make an effort to decarbonize, the U.S has set the following decarbonization goals:

    • Net-zero emissions by 2050
    • 100% clean power generation by 2035
    • The 2030 Naturally Determined Contribution (NDC) 0f 50-52% reductions below 2005 levels

With a team led by some of the most reputable and sought-after executives, engineers, advisors, and analysts in the country, UCEP has a clear vision for the actionable steps that need to be taken in order to make the most significant impact in building decarbonization.

The UCEP Decarbonization Roadmap:

UCEP is the FIRST Energy Technology Solutions Company (ETSCO) that provides building owners and managers with a pathway to facility operational carbon neutrality, and/or net-zero operations carbon through:

  • Energy Optimization: The first step to meeting decarbonization goals is to optimize existing infrastructure to provide optimal energy efficiency at the device, space, building, and campus level.
  • Monitor Building Carbon Footprint and Output: Proactive monitoring, tracking, and management of energy usage is critical for creating an effective and sustainable decarbonization effort.
  • Utility Procurement and Cost Management: The goal is to return utility dollars back into their clients budget to be reallocated towards further decarbonization measures.
  • Operational Decarbonization: Energy Management as a Service (EMaaS) will provide owners and managers with a pathway toward facility operational carbon neutrality, and/or net-zero operations carbon. This is primarily achieved through the Energy Optimization element. EMaaS also includes renewable energy management, which may be onsite, off-site, utility provided, or a blend of renewal energy strategies.

The UCEP Mission

UCEP’s mission on the path toward net-zero is to help businesses optimize energy consumption, reduce energy waste, and become overall better stewards of their existing energy resources. Our custom energy technology solution creates a virtual endowment for clients through energy dollars saved, and with guaranteed savings that average 34% across thousands of projects, provides owners and managers with a data-driven pathway to facility operational carbon neutrality, and/or net-zero operations carbon.