Today’s entry from Greenbang’s special report on UK Clean Tech Start-up businesses is about Viridis Technology, the last company we investigated in the report.
- Founders/CEO: Raymond Stack
- Founding date: Jan 2008
- Number of employees: 6
- Turnover: pre-revenue
- Website: www.viridis-tech.com
Viridis Technology has developed a carbon-cutting product called Viridis CARE. (CARE part stands for carbon, asset, resource and energy.)
The technology provides data on energy, gas, water, pollution and wastages to help them achieve corporate social responsibility, efficiency and sustainability targets.
It also has tools to help reduce energy waste and therefore their operational costs. Lights will intelligently switch off if a room has been empty for a certain length of time, for example. Or if resources like gas, water and electricity are being wasted, the CARE system can track it, let the company know where the problem is and so help them fix it. The system also updates when new environmental regulations are passed, with site managers notified immediately and the data can be accessed from mobile devices as well as PCs.
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It’s still pre-revenue, but the benefits are obvious to the stingiest of companies: boost your green credentials, cut your costs and even make back the money you spent on the system with all the cash you saved. It’s an appealing proposition for both enterprises and building managers alike.
Such company-monitoring tech isn’t new, but Viridis looks like it’s gone to great lengths to cover everything you might want to track and then some – from lighting to leaks. It’s also got the built-in bonus that as well as registering the problems, and can even allow companies to solve them automatically… “Don’t get the receptionist to turn off your lights at the end of the day, get your Viridis system to do it automatically when everyone’s gone home”.