By Battery Power Online Staff
January 18, 2024 | In late December, Delta-Q Technologies, Burnaby, Canada, announced that it has achieved the goals of its Scope 1 and Scope 2 net-zero emissions targets. As outlined by Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, Scope 1 includes direct greenhouse emissions that come from sources that an organization directly owns or controls. Delta-Q addressed its Scope 1 emissions with a new, state-of-the-art headquarters building. Scope 2 emissions include all carbon emissions from purchased energy sources. As Delta-Q’s systems are now entirely powered by BC Hydro’s 98% emissions-free hydroelectric grid, the new facility effectively eliminates Scope 2 climate impacts.
Delta-Q’s new global headquarters enables the company to hyper-focus on driving sustainability from within—utilizing electric heat pumps, ultra-efficient LED lighting, smart building controls and enhanced insulation. Fossil fuels are no longer consumed for heating or powering any systems in the building resulting in zero direct carbon emissions.
“Our team is thrilled to achieve these milestones,” said Conway Hui, Chair of the Delta-Q employee-led Sustainability Working Group in a statement. “At Delta-Q, we believe that sustainability and business growth go hand in hand. We hope our technology and steadfast focus on driving the EV transition will also lead the way toward an all-electric tomorrow.”
After successfully reaching its near net-zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction goals, Delta-Q turns its focus to the large task of reducing Scope 3 emissions, which are generated from third-party sources such as suppliers, contract manufacturers and transportation providers. Delta-Q plans to address this admittedly complex area by collaborating with and educating partners across the value chain to enact genuine change.
“While we are happy with our progress to date, we aren’t satisfied and recognize reaching net-zero emissions is a journey,” said Conway. “Our focus now is addressing Scope 3 indirect emissions and enabling our OEM customers’ accelerating need to shift from internal combustion to electric drive systems. This is integral to our core purpose and organizational values.”