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Team DeCarbo

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Ayaz , Nicholas Tomkins , Harshal Shah , Jewel James , Ying

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Introducing Project DeCarbo: Cultivating a Greener Future

Project DeCarbo is a groundbreaking initiative poised to transform the way individuals, households, and businesses interact with their carbon footprint. In an age where environmental responsibility takes center stage, DeCarbo steps forward as a beacon of positive change, offering a holistic approach towards a sustainable world.

Unveiling the Green Portfolio:

DeCarbo unveils a revolutionary concept by building personalized green portfolios for individuals, households, and businesses alike. This digital ecosystem quantifies carbon emissions derived from various sources, such as household electricity, gas consumption, machinery usage, and transportation. Through innovative data analysis, DeCarbo calculates a comprehensive Green Score—a reflection of each entity's environmental impact.

Empowering Choices:

At the heart of DeCarbo lies empowerment. Individuals can explore the environmental activity within their postcode or area, leveraging insights that are personalized based on their income and usage. Businesses, too, gain a vantage point to evaluate their contribution within their industry, opening doors to strategic sustainability decisions.

Guidance for a Greener Tomorrow:

DeCarbo not only measures impact but also guides transformation. By assessing their Green Score, users receive tailored recommendations aimed at fostering eco-friendly habits. Whether it's reducing energy consumption, adopting public transportation, or upgrading machinery, DeCarbo illuminates the path to positive change.

Mapping the Green Hub:

Discover the verdant possibilities of relocation through DeCarbo's area assessment feature. Users can explore locales with greener living standards while considering income prospects—a union of ecological consciousness and economic opportunity.

Setting and Achieving Goals:

Visualize your aspirations with DeCarbo's Goal Buckets. Individuals and businesses can map out their sustainable behaviours, tracking progress and identifying strategies to embrace a greener lifestyle. From energy usage to transportation choices, each factor contributes to an inspiring journey toward sustainability.

Earning Green Points:

DeCarbo introduces an exciting dimension of rewards through Green Points. By investing in green companies, purchasing eco-friendly properties, and making sustainable choices, users accumulate these points. Green Points serve as a tangible testament to your commitment to a better world.

Rewards for a Green Commitment:

Project DeCarbo isn't just a platform—it's a movement towards a world where environmental consciousness thrives, and sustainable choices are rewarded. Users and businesses accrue Green Points that translate into tangible benefits, such as home or business loan advantages, tax incentives, and more. The more you embrace sustainability and invest in a greener future, the greater the benefits you reap.

Join us in building a future where every carbon-conscious step matters, and together, we'll leave a lasting legacy of decarbonisation. Together, let's write the story of a world that embraces sustainability, redefines success, and cultivates a future we can be proud to pass on.

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Data Story

Project DeCarbo Datasets

Introduction: A Sustainable Vision

Project DeCarbo introduces a pioneering approach that integrates data from various sources to create a comprehensive picture of carbon emissions and environmental impact. With an overarching goal of fostering eco-friendly habits and rewarding sustainability, the project takes center stage in the mission for a greener, more sustainable world.

Dataset 1: Solar Exposure Data for Tasmania

The Bureau of Meteorology provides invaluable data on solar exposure in Tasmania. This dataset serves as a foundation for understanding the renewable energy potential in the region. By integrating this information, Project DeCarbo establishes a baseline for calculating the potential solar energy generation that could offset carbon emissions.

Dataset 2: Corporate Emissions and Energy Data

The Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator's dataset on corporate emissions and energy data for the year 2021-22 offers a detailed insight into the carbon footprint of businesses across industries. Project DeCarbo leverages this data to quantify the carbon emissions produced by different sectors, allowing businesses to evaluate their environmental impact and make informed sustainability decisions.

Dataset 3: Australia’s Scope 1 Emissions by Industry

NGER reporters provide Australia’s scope 1 emissions by industry data, enabling Project DeCarbo to create a comprehensive overview of carbon emissions by sector. This dataset allows businesses to benchmark their emissions against industry standards, motivating them to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and transition towards greener practices.

Dataset 4: Census Data for Tasmania

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' census data for Tasmania provides demographic insights that Project DeCarbo utilizes to tailor its recommendations and insights. By analyzing household and population data, the project personalizes its suggestions based on income, demographics, and consumption patterns, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.

Dataset 5: Residential Community Emissions

The City of Casey Open Data Exchange offers summary residential community emissions data, contributing to the understanding of emissions patterns within communities. By comparing and contrasting this data with other sources, Project DeCarbo identifies areas that require targeted interventions to promote greener living standards.

Dataset 6: Taxation Statistics Individuals

The Australian Government Open Data on taxation statistics for individuals serves as a critical component in gauging personal income and consumption patterns. This data aids in developing a nuanced understanding of individual financial capacities, helping Project DeCarbo provide actionable insights that are not only environmentally conscious but also economically feasible.

Dataset 7: Electricity Use and Generation in Hobart

The City of Hobart Open Data provides insights into electricity use and generation by postcode, sourced from TasNetworks. This dataset enables Project DeCarbo to analyze regional energy consumption trends, identify areas of high energy usage, and recommend energy-efficient alternatives, further enhancing its recommendations for positive change.

Dataset 8: Transport Insights from Census Data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' transport data from the Census enriches Project DeCarbo's understanding of transportation habits. By incorporating this dataset, the project gains insights into commuting patterns, vehicle types, and distances traveled, enabling personalized recommendations for more eco-friendly transportation choices.

Conclusion: Forging a Sustainable Legacy

Project DeCarbo's data-driven approach transcends traditional environmental initiatives. By analyzing and integrating a diverse range of datasets, the project doesn't just measure impact—it catalyzes positive change. From personalized recommendations to industry-level transformation, this initiative fosters a greener future where every carbon-conscious step is acknowledged and rewarded. Join Project DeCarbo in building a legacy of green transformation that will resonate for generations to come.

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

Bureau of Meteorology - Solar Exposure Data for Tasmania

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Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator - Corporate emissions and energy data 2021-22

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Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator - Australia’s scope 1 emissions by industry for NGER reporters

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Australian Bureau of Statistics - Census : Tasmania

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Australian Bureau of Statistics - Transport: Census

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City of Casey Open Data Exchange - Summary Residential Community Emissions

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Australian Government Open Data - Taxation Statistics Individuals

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City of Hobart Open Data - Hobart electricity use and generation by postcode source data provided by TasNetworks

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Challenge Entries

Measuring and reducing carbon emissions from physical infrastructure assets

Build a platform / solution to raise awareness of the importance of decarbonisation and to provide resources to help people and businesses make changes to their lifestyles and practices. By enabling a data-driven, collaborative, and user-friendly platforms for decarbonisation, Australia can accelerate its journey to net zero emissions.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Addressing climate change and cost of living pressures for apartment dwellers and owners with shared renewables

Of South Australians living in apartments, townhouses and other shared buildings, how can we find out how many of them have the opportunity to support renewable energy?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Towards a zero emissions and resilient Hobart

Hobart and our region are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. We seek creative and innovative approaches that leverage open data to help the community better understand and communicate climate risk, enable community-wide participation in action and solutions, and accelerate our transition towards a zero emissions and resilient city.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Measuring Emissions – Where should we start? Standardising data for tracking, monitoring, and reporting emissions

Climate change is forcing governments and regulators to enforce stringent norms for businesses to reduce emissions and address environmental risks. There is no standard framework for reporting ESG and climate related risks, leading to non-uniform data. How can this issue be addressed to help organisations better report on their emissions?

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge.

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Go to Challenge | 33 teams have entered this challenge.