Officinæ Verdi Group (OV Group), created by UniCredit in JV with WWF Italia Foundation, has his core business in green economy area with a main stream on energy efficiency sectors. The Group has gained a high level of competence and know-how, becoming the strategic advisor and partner of different organizations for large scale projects and developing operations and investments in key economic sectors with the support of founds and banking partners: Real Estate, Logistics, Retailer, Green Housing, Stadium, Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Digital Energy, Digital Security, Smart Grid and Smart City.
As a technical and financial arranger, OV Group combines technical (green engineering) and corporate finance capacity with the purpose of developing and structuring green economy oriented investment and operations. OV Group integrates its business model with the activities and services provided by its operating companies, wich are focused on different areas: energy efficiency large scale projects (real estate, retail, industrial and logistics, etc.), greentech operations, green engineering and metering&control, green energy supply.
In addition to the industrial model OV Group has created in 2015 an international platform – Green Capital Alliance – in order to accelerate sustainable innovation into the markets. The GCA platform operates at international level in 4 fields: energy & digital energy, food agriculture & water, nanotech & new materials, big data & IoT solutions.
OV Group is one of the few Italian organizations recognized as Advisor of different Smart Cities EU Projects focusing on the economic and financial sustainability assessment of technologies in the energy efficiency sector and IoT. OV Group support the corporation’s shift towards a “green” and circular economy in a business sustainability mainframe. In this way, OV Group, also through its controlled benefit society Green Capital Alliance, accelerates innovative processes, ready to market innovations and digital-IoT solutions, and enables the management to identify new market opportunities.
As a leading player of “Green Economy” new model, OV Group aims at promoting and implementing a new and measurable energy efficiency system based on analytical evidences. The advanced metering platform mætrics4things®, through the operating company OV Mætrics, monitors the main technological innovations and investments’ performance.
This approach aims to reduce energy and to maintain costs, achieving energy self-sufficiency, to store clean energy and to reduce waste and CO2 emissions. OV Group is also developing innovation in the IoT sectors, facilitating a distributed energy efficiency model and smart grid projects.
The medium-long term goal is to create economic and environmental value for clients, supporting the realization of innovative sustainable operations and offering a high level of technical expertise combined with investment and financial ability.
OV Group has developed the Mætrics® platform, an advanced system used to support clients and investors with continuous improvements in energy-environmental performances through measurement & control (24h/7days). The platform has been developed to allow a detailed economic-financial analysis for the investment yields.
OV Group monitors as Energy Management and through its proprietary platform Mætrics®, about 700.000 m2 of Real Estate with the aim of reducing their energy consumption between 8-10% through the IoT management system, optimizing plants operations and maintenance. In the last two years, OV has developed Energy & Sustainable Financial Master Plans on above 7.171.300 m2 in the infrastructure sector and has performed activities of electrical and mechanical design in the Real Estate on over 170.300 m2.
OV Group, UNI CEI 11352 certified ESCo, has developed a unique know-how with a highly advanced technical-financial approach that combines analysis, green technologies and environmental impact evaluation, with the aim of developing and structuring green economy operations and investments.
OV Group, as Green Economy Platform in Europe accelerates growth and generates significant value for stakeholders through cleantech innovation and financial capacity. From 2013 to 2016, OV Group has developed green energy operations generating a reduction of 897.300 tCO2 while, in terms of social impact, the projects and the activities implemented have created 6.510 direct and indirect “green” job opportunities.
In the last four years, OV Group has facilitates in Italy and in Europe almost 162 M€ of investments in energy efficiency and green technologies, consolidating an in-depth know-how and an integrated approach in key sectors of the real economy, assuming a strategic role in the management of the investments in the energy efficiency sector. In 2016, OV Group investments in research and development compared its revenues have reached 4,06%.
Since 2015 OV joints, as a founding member, Global Compact Italia, the network promoted by the United Nations to support the Millennium Development Goals, with particular attention to human rights, employment, environment and corruption. Moreover, it is a member of the Green Building Council, an international network aiming at encouraging sustainable constructions.
Since 2013, companies implementing energy efficiency operations with OV Group have the opportunity to join “CO2 Off” Platform and account the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to their interventions. The “CO2off” Platform is coherently developed with the WWF environmental vision, and allows companies to contribute to the CO2 emissions reduction goals and to fight the climate change, in compliance with the guidelines given by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21) and the following meeting in Marrakech (COP22).
In 2015 OV Group lauched OV | Green Capital Alliance (GCA), a Benefit Society (Pending B-Corp status) focused on innovation in the green and circular economy mainframe. GCA aims to becoming the green & circular economy platform in Europe: an accelerator for cleantech and digital innovation which, through know-how and financial sustainable and scalable new economic model and generating positive outcomes for investors, environment and people. GCA operates on an international scale with its own academic, technical, scientific, financial network, with the purpose of identifying, evaluating and deploying “ready to market” innovations through incubator and business accelerators in Energy & Digital Energy, Water, Food & Agriculture, New Materials & Nanotechnologies, Big Data & Digital Iot sectors. To support Founders, Members and Paartners, GCA has established a Scientific Room, which involves an International panel of high standing scientists and experts.
For more info, please visit the website: www.greencapitalalliance.com