The CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program (CIIP) operating under the Province of British Columbia’s Climate Action Secretariat, faced some very public issues to increase transparency and citizen engagement, find a way to simplify and automate 6-months of manual efforts on data, and to align with ambitious Provincial greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040, and 80% by 2050.
Armed with the science and the business requirements, we created interactive wireframes of the proposed solution. This allowed users to interact with a prototype the same way they would with actual software. Seeing their feedback as tangible interfaces really helped our end-users hone in on features they loved and improvements that could be made.
A collaborative solution was built entirely with open-source frameworks and publicly published under an Apache 2.0 license. Before deployment, the codebase underwent rigorous quality assessment stages, including peer review, linting, testing, static analysis, synthetic attack, accessibility assessment, visual regression testing, and other continuous integration stages.
The solution included features for evaluating, ranking, and maintaining records of final selections based on established third-party sector and product-specific benchmarks.
A solution that eliminated 6 months of manual effort into a replicable 30-minute task. This also ensured quality control in data and process, reducing the risk of human error and validating data from third parties.
Significant and measurable reduction of time, wasted budget, and resources. Over $100 million in value is delivered annually.
Enabling industry to provide granular geo-referenced emissions data at an Activity/Fuel level for each facility burning taxable fuel in the Province of B.C.
An increase in transparency of reporting requirements, a reduction in the cost of redundant reporting to Industry, and an increase citizen engagement on climate change and climate policy.
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