A fundamental step in TIM’s efforts towards achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency A fundamental step in TIM’s efforts towards achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency

Archimede Energy Saving

A fundamental step in TIM’s efforts towards achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency

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Archimede Energy Saving is a fundamental step in TIM’s efforts towards achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency: the rationalisation of energy resources is an absolute priority for any organisation committed to innovating in an environmentally sustainable way.

With Archimede Energy Saving, TIM is playing its strongest team: the men and women who are on the front lines of the corporate processes most relevant to energy efficiency. A total of 28,000 people are contributing to the initiative developed through a crowdsourcing platform – an effective, transparent and real-time sharing process.

The Archimede Energy Saving platform is an interactive hub that gathers participant proposals and encourages their development, stimulated also by the availability of useful and funny material specifically aimed at raising awareness.

Contributions focus around six fundamental energy saving-related themes:

  • Virtuous behaviours for energy saving in the workplace.
  • Inventions that reduce energy waste.
  • Efficient use of energy in the workplace and professional activities.
  • Efficient use of energy in power stations/data centres.
  • Professional mobility and commute to work: ideas to save energy.
  • Best practices for improving energy efficiency in the workplace and work-related activities.  

The initiative is structured as follows:

In the first phase, ideas are collected through the sharing platform. Over 6,900 co-workers have already contributed to the project and between October 2015 and January 2016, 2,412 relevant ideas were submitted: an impressive result particularly in light of the specific nature of the topic.

The second phase was launched on 20th January. All participants can now access the ideas submitted and can contribute by improving or expanding on them. Thematic groups and tags are put in place to enable the community to rationalise its own contributions. This is the most interactive stage of the four: all users can interact with one another independently of their structure or location, their role in the company, and their organisation.

What happens next? In the next phase, the ideas submitted are evaluated by using a grading matrix that seeks to assess the feasibility, innovativeness, replicability, and cost-benefit ratio of each proposal – as well as its impact on the environment and on persons.
The assessment will be carried out by a team of qualified experts presided over by a Scientific Committee including representatives of universities and institutions.

All participants will receive feedback. The best ideas will be rewarded in October 2016 and will be further developed and structured into a project plan to prepare them for the implementation phase.

Archimede Energy Saving is an important project for TIM: by involving its people, the organisation can contribute to the growth of green corporate culture and stimulate a change in behaviour towards greater energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
This new attitude, together with the company’s commitment to implementing energy efficiency and saving measures on a large scale, has great potential to positively impact the wider community and the environment as a whole.