Measuring tangible environmental impacts
Resource Futures is a highly-respected environmental consultancy, providing research, project management and guidance for a range of clients from local authorities and government bodies, to NGOs, small businesses and multinational companies.
A recognised market leader in the waste and resources industry, Resource Futures is committed to reducing the impact of consumption and production on the environment.
Resource Media was asked to create a flexible web platform on behalf of Resource Futures for Oxfordshire and Leicestershire county councils to measure the return on investment (ROI) of different community activities. This needed to work on mobile devices and desktop for different types of users, ranging from volunteers to local authority managers.
We delivered a web-based platform that performed server-side calculations based on lifecycle analysis (LCA) provided by the client. The tool is flexible enough to cater for a wide range of different community activities, and also different users – whether they be local authorities or volunteers. LCA calculations can easily be added or updated.
The tool provides data analysis for individual community events right up to aggregated community programmes, enabling decision makers to evaluate across a range of social, economic and environmental criteria. Output reports are both visual and informative, and can easily be exported for onward use.
Having been readily taken up by Oxfordshire and Leicestershire county councils, the platform was an immediate success, and we are now working with Resource Futures to develop a roll-out plan so that many more local authorities can benefit from this powerful tool.