Activ8+: Energy efficiency and sustainability
Energy efficiency is about doing more with less: achieving or raising production output, while using less energy.
Sustainability is a lens through which we can consider the activities of your business in the context of their long term environmental impact, and then take steps to minimise this impact.
Driving energy efficiency is the key to addressing sustainability issues across the Australian economy: every dollar spent on reducing your energy usage is a dollar which can be used elsewhere to power your business.
Through our Activ8+ energy partnership program, Energy Action offers a range of customised services designed to assist your business optimise your levels of energy efficiency and minimise your environmental impact across your entire operation.
These services will allow your organisation to achieve genuine cost savings by minimising the energy component of your cost of operations – reducing your cost per unit of output, or realising improved product quality with the same amount of energy. And in taking steps to become more efficient in your energy use, you will be decreasing your greenhouse gas emissions and reducing your carbon footprint.
Energy Action’s team of energy efficiency specialists have had extensive experience across a vast array of industries, including the manufacturing, food processing, government, hospitality and commercial building sectors. Having implemented a substantial number of energy projects, covering small to large-scale works, we have a thorough understanding of a wide variety of commercial and industrial processes, appliances, technologies and behavioural patterns, giving us the ability to provide highly applicable and practical energy management solutions.
Through our wide-ranging experience we have seen that 85 per cent of all of Australia’s energy consuming building stock can reduce their energy usage by up to 30 per cent, simply by operating more intelligently. Often, operating intelligently can simply mean implementing low cost changes from which value can be immediately derived.
Our starting point for an Activ8+ energy partnership is to baseline the inefficiencies of your existing energy usage practices. Step two is to isolate the low cost opportunities that can be implemented to optimise your current energy performance. We can then advise on and assist you with the identification, planning, financing and installation of larger-scale projects requiring capital investment that will capture further efficiency improvements for your site.
Energy Action’s systematic approach will facilitate the accurate measurement and verification of your on-site energy improvements and cost reductions. Such quantification will enable you to genuinely substantiate your company’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, giving you the support you need to manage your regulatory reporting requirements and communication with key stakeholders.
Activ8+ offers clients the following services:
- Comprehensive energy input/production output baselining and efficiency management;
- Feasibility studies into large scale energy investments;
- Arranging energy-related grant funding, loans and structured finance;
- Supplier independent project design for onsite generation investments;
- Detailed site audits and process reviews;
- Sub metering and energy control solutions;
- Energy efficiency training and mentoring;
- Carbon footprint measurement and reduction;
- Compliance and government accreditation.
For more information about how Activ8+ could assist your business please speak to Energy Action on 02 9633 6400. Alternatively, download the Activ8+ Overview Brochure here.