To fulfil the second action of the EGDC declaration, the EGDC EP Pilot Project will develop methodologies for the assessment of the net environmental impact of at least 18 selected digital solutions (case studies). The case studies will cover six different sectors (Energy/Power, Transport, Construction/Buildings, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Smart Cities), identified as priority areas.
The aim of the case study calculators is to assess the net environmental impact of the selected solutions.
As a first set, 6 case studies were selected among use cases submitted by Coalition members. (Discover them below or click here).
In two following submission rounds, to be completed by the end of 2022, additional 12 case studies will help to validate and further refine the iterative development of the net environmental impact methodology with real-life use cases.
 „To engage with relevant organisations to develop standardised, credible and comparable assessment methodologies for the net impact of green digital solutions on the environment and climate in priority sectors such as energy, transport, manufacturing, agriculture and the building sector. First available results will be presented in 2022 at a dedicated event.” Read the full EGDC Declaration here.
The first set of six case studies was selected based on a selection process comprised of 3 successive steps:
Step 1: Pre-selection requirements – to ensure minimum requirements are met by the case study, namely:
Step 2: Case study categorisation – to ensure a broad range of case studies
All case study suggestions were categorised by sector, and whether they address one of the key issues of the identified priority sectors.
Overall, the aim will be to have at least 2 case studies for each priority sector and at least 1 case study that addresses a key issue of its sector.