The built environment contributes roughly 40% of annual global emissions. Around the world, governments, utilities, capital providers, and portfolio managers are transforming the market forces that shape our cities. OPEN’s data and software tools help them to make pro-climate decisions with confidence, by providing actionable insights on the best pathways to achieve energy and carbon savings from buildings.
OPEN’s most mature product—GRID—collects data that describes the physical properties of commercial buildings alongside their utility usage. We use this data to benchmark the energy and carbon intensity of buildings at the municipal and portfolio levels. GRID is currently deployed in 28 jurisdictions – including 23 of the 100 Canadian cities over 50,000 people—and is being actively used to inform policy and incentive programs designed to accelerate energy and carbon savings from buildings.
We use GRID’s data to train surrogate models that allow us to generate the most capital and energy efficient retrofit pathways for a given building. As this tech matures, we will be able to give portfolio-level guidance on which buildings should be retrofitted first for maximum impact. We are currently focusing this effort in the affordable housing sector, where capital efficiency means more homes for more people who need them.
OPEN is a dynamic technology company that's changing the game in climate action and environmental innovation. Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about having a positive impact on the world. We are a small but ambitious group of people aligned around an outward facing mission and a commitment to building a culture of shared exploration, curiosity, and growth.
As a small team, we need generalists who can execute across the stack with high autonomy, and self-starters who love the challenge of building fast to learn fast. We need folks who understand the urgent need for change, and bring that fire to work.