Matterport, Inc. announced the launch of avoided emissions reporting for select enterprise customers, measuring the emissions savings associated with the use of Matterport's digital twin platform. Developed with independent carbon accounting experts, the reports enable enterprise customers to understand the impact of emissions avoided by collaborating remotely instead of travel to inspect facilities onsite. There has been a growing expectation from corporations to operate climate-consciously.

Organizations of all sizes are making ambitious commitments to reduce their carbon footprint (GHG emissions) by pledging alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and setting science-based targets to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Matterport's 3D digital twins are sustainability in action, providing tools to help businesses to reduce Scope 3 emissions for tasks that traditionally require travel to complete, such as tours, inspections, progress monitoring, change management, and more. The more 3D digital twins are incorporated into day-to-day operations, the greater impact they can drive towards an organization's sustainability goals.

For businesses with significant property portfolios and those that are globally dispersed, this life-like virtual collaboration also offers the ability to significantly reduce costs, while freeing up team members to work more productively remotely. Emissions avoided are calculated based on the reduction in business travel enabled by digital twins, taking into account factors such as the number of digital spaces created, geographic location, and site visits. Customer reports are tailored to their primary use cases--like property marketing, insurance, design and construction, or facilities management.

These considerations are then balanced against the estimated emissions from creating and hosting each digital twin to determine the total emissions avoided. Matterport's avoided emissions reports, currently available to select enterprise customers, allow for a comprehensive assessment of sustainability gains. These reports will be broadly released later this year, with customer feedback informing further enhancements and scalability.