From time to time, we invite our partners to contribute a guest post as part of our effort to show how organizations taking action on the climate emergency can inspire others to do so as well.
From Sascha Dainat, Augury Inc
I tell people it’s lucky I’m drawn to complexity and systemic change because without those characteristics you can’t contend with sustainability. But it’s worth the effort. I think climate change is both the most frightening and most interesting challenge we face. Interesting because we’re finally in an era that is equipped to make sustainability a reality – technologically and from a commitment point of view.
At first, I thought sustainability was about forming better habits for myself and my family and having our voices heard as consumers. And we all have to do our part. But by itself, it doesn’t scale, so I started to think about bringing these ideas to my job and wanting to inspire others to take similar steps. And that is what brought me to my role at Augury.
Augury is a pioneer in AI-driven solutions for manufacturing and other industrial sectors. Our company believes that production can and should be healthy for people, the economy, and the planet at the same time. To that end, Augury has decided to take part in the Carbon Almanac community.
We know that the means of production – industrial processes and machines – are a foundation of human progress. Even if we don’t actually see the processes in our daily lives, we all rely on manufacturing for everyday goods and services like food, medicine, and energy. We also know that those machines and processes contribute to some of the biggest challenges the world is facing today:
- The industrial sector consumes about 54% of the world’s total delivered energy (EIA)
- “Unhealthy” machines consume 10-15% more energy than healthy ones (PG&E/ EPRI)
- Machine downtime alone causes $3.3B in waste every year (NIST)
Augury aims to help solve these issues through innovative technology. We’ve spent more than a decade helping manufacturers improve Machine Health to avoid downtime and reduce waste. Now we are expanding our capabilities to help businesses reach sustainability goals with Production Health.
I’m fortunate to be part of this journey – finding a company that matches its business savvy with a commitment to sustainability is a dream come true. I’m eager to see what more we can accomplish in the industry and excited to encourage other people to join the sustainability movement.
Growing up in Germany, Sascha Dainat learned early on to be mindful of resources and sustainability. Leveraging his knowledge in technology and enablement he started to foster systemic and systematic change through education and connecting the right people. Today, Sascha lives in the United States, recently became a Phoenix Water Wrangler, and now leads Revenue Enablement at Augury.