A commercial innovation campus
DCU ALPHA, based in Dublin, Ireland is a commercial innovation campus that promotes the growth of research-intensive businesses that are creating the technologies and services of tomorrow. The 200,000 sq. ft campus hosts over 40 companies and over 500 employees across multiple buildings.
If you track it you can measure it
As DCU Alpha began looking at the creation of a more sustainable campus, one area of focus was the monitoring and reduction of operational costs around their waste and recycling schemes.
However, their ability to understand the total waste they generate was very limited. Even more challenging is the inability for them to track the individual waste for each of the 40+ companies on the campus.
To begin this process, they needed support to gather more accurate information on the amount of waste being generated and by the different waste streams.