Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - July 6, 2022
NI Sets Scope 1,2 Goals
NI announced a new goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2030 and plans to operate in a way that produces no net GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2).
The engineering-specific software company provided details in its 2021 Corporate Impact Report, which outlines the company’s first full year of progress toward its 2030 goals.
To support its 2030 goal to pursue circular design improvements, NI conducted an analysis of its products’ environmental impact. The company found that improving energy efficiency is its biggest opportunity to design products that reduce its customers’ footprint.
In 2021, the company made progress in reducing its operational carbon footprint by sourcing 35.5% of electricity from renewables and designing 113,542 square feet (more than an average New York City block) of new buildings and remodels to LEED and WELL standards. NI now has three LEED-certified buildings and four others designed to LEED standards (including a new Penang facility opening later this year).
“We are living through a period of rapid evolution. We see it with our customers who are accelerating the digital transformation of our world, and we see it in our society and across our planet,” said Eric Starkloff, CEO of NI in a statement. “Our 2030 Corporate Impact Strategy reflects our desire to be a driver of positive change.”