Zak Ajia (GreenPad Enterprise)
Award: December's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award
Having studied sustainable development at both graduate and post-graduate levels, Zak Ajia is passionate about promoting sustainability.
Spotting an opportunity to work with businesses and communities to help them meet UK carbon emission reduction targets, Zak created GreenPad Enterprise. The company is a social enterprise providing technical support and sustainability consultancy services.
“The UK having to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 presents some real challenges”, Zak explains. “Currently, 20% of energy purchased by business is wasted – but this could be drastically reduced if businesses became more energy-savvy.”
GreenPad Enterprise is keen to collaborate with businesses and communities alike to help them to meet these targets – helping to integrate sustainability into their day-to-day operations, reduce utility costs and improve their green credentials. The company won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award in 2015 in recognition of the potential of Zak’s approach.
GreenPad Enterprise is now in the process of developing a low-cost annual membership fee for users which will entitle members to free consulting services in the areas of energy sustainability and environmental resource management. In addition, GreenPad Enterprise is linking up with local organisations to help them initiate sustainability programmes, and are planning to launch an energy management app to help businesses reduce utility costs and carbon emissions.
“Shell LiveWIRE is a great platform, and will really help to make GreenPad Enterprise’s dreams a reality,” Zak concludes.
Zak Ajia of GreenPad Enterprise.
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