8020Green provides consulting and advisory services using 8020 analysis and 8020 thinking to providers of sustainable energy products and services.
The 8020 process
The 8020 consultation process involves:
- Understanding the situation / problem / goal
- Analysis to identify 80/20 insights and what can be done to improve/make better/guide decision making.
- Improve: imagining/intuiting and then designing a better way.The 8020 process starts in a very open-ended fashion, identifies a critical issue, and designs a way to improve outcomes around that issue.
8020 analysis is an analytical approach that uses quantitative data to link cause to effect, and of identifying the “important few” from the “trivial many”. At a very basic level such analysis would identify which 20% of your products are generating 80% of your profit and which are generating 80% of the environmental benefit, and also identify those products that are unprofitable and provide little environmental benefit. More advanced analysis will enable you to identify how to multiply the 80/20 rule, and go beyond incremental improvements to achieve step improvements in performance or outcomes.
8020 thinking is a somewhat intuitive process of looking behind the data to establish the causes behind this, enabling step improvements. For example this could be identifying the motivators of your best clients and how those motivations have arisen, to help you better align your offerings to provide huge improvements in your value offering.
Examples of results achieved when 8020 analysis and 8020 thinking is applied to sustainability
A local government was moving to focus its carbon abatement activities to its smaller buildings, believing opportunities at the larger buildings had been exhausted. 8020 analysis showed that there was still better opportunity in the larger buildings. By retaining a focus on its larger buildings the council was able to achieve much more than it would have otherwise. A 42% carbon reduction was achieved in one of the largest buildings, saving more than whole carbon footprint of ten of the smaller buildings.
A water authority was concerned about rising energy costs and wanted to improve the performance of its pumps. 8020 thinking identified alternative ways of supplying water at one of the larger pumping systems, when implemented pump energy consumption was reduced by over 80%.
A government was looking at new policy options to drive energy efficiency. 8020 thinking showed that a focus on better enforcement of existing regulation would provide substantial benefits as well, and without the need for a much larger budget.
8020Green provides consultancy services to green energy businesses, applying 8020 analysis and thinking as described above. The services are provided by Bruce Rowse and draw on diverse experience covering
- Energy efficiency: buildings. Broad experience across a range of climate zones.
- Clean energy policy
- Technology/product assessment covering technical performance, market assessment
- Solar photovoltaics