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 18 selected digital solutions (case studies). The case studies 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.
Three sets of case studies were selected among use cases submitted by Coalition members and other EGDC stakeholders. These Case Studies will help to further refine the iterative development of the net carbon impact methodology with real-life use cases.
The case studies were 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.
Step 3: Scoring criteria – case studies were prioritised based on the following key criteria: