Archive for November, 2021

Data Analytics

Posted on: November 22nd, 2021 by Tom No Comments

Data Analytics has long been used in the financial, retail and manufacturing sectors to help identify areas in which productivity can be maximised. More recently Data Analytics has started to be applied to the built environment with the thought that the process will identifying areas in which buildings can operate more efficiently.

Synapsys Solutions has a long history of providing data for companies operating various analytics platforms and is uniquely positioned to understand what makes a successful analytics process. It’s not just about crunching numbers.

So what is Data Analytics?
It is the mathematical (statistical) analysis of data to provide causal correlations (insights) that could typically not be made otherwise.

What does data analytics require?
• A High Volume of accurate and well described data.
• Appropriate engines and algorithms to analyse the data.

Where is analytics used?
It is certainly not a new invention, and is widely used in the financial, retail, production sectors. e.g. the data analysis of Tesco’s Club card data in the early 90’s giving them customer insight and eventually market dominance.

Why is analytics used?
To give insights into how productivity can be maximised e.g.. increasing financial or retail business, optimising complex manufacturing processes, increasing specific yields from chemical processes or fractionation.

Importantly – It is the actions borne out of analytics that give results

However it would be fair to say that DA has not been taken up within the built environment as well as expected, to understand why take a look at our Data Analytics basics information sheet.

If you would like to know more about Data Analytics, our products or to discuss a project please contact us on 01444 246128 or drop us an email to

Net Zero

Posted on: November 3rd, 2021 by Tom No Comments

COP26 is currently taking place in Glasgow with the ambition of uniting the world to tackle climate change. The number one goal of the COP26 conference is to secure global net zero by mid-century and keep the 1.5 degrees target within reach. But what does this mean?, what are the impacts and how can we help achieve this at a building level?

What is Net Zero?

The term net zero essentially means achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon removed from it. This balance will happen when the amount of carbon we add to the atmosphere is no more than the amount removed from it.

For the UK to achieve Net Zero by 2050, emissions from a huge range of sectors including the built environment must be reduced and ensure the control of the amount of carbon (carbon footprint) they produce into the atmosphere.

Why is there a push to Net Zero?

The push for Net Zero is driven by a number of factors, the most important being to prevent a critical rise of 1.5°C to protect the environment for future generations. Organisations need to comply with legislation and meet Scope 3 obligations – i.e. a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain.

It also has benefits outside of just reducing emissions. Overall business operational costs can be lowered through reduced consumption as well as meeting the expectations of your current and future workforce with a drive for people to work for an environmentally conscious employer.

Want to know more?

To learn more about Net Zero, what needs to be done to achieve it and also how Synapsys can help, download our information sheet here.

If you would like to discuss this or our solutions in more detail please give us a call on 01444 246128, drop us an email or alternatively contact your local sales account manager.