Energetics makes the switch for office energy savings

10 Dec 2010Archived News Energetics in the News

PUBLISHED: B2B Magazine by Debra Grogan - Energetics Pty Ltd is the first signatory to the CitySwitch Green Office in Canberra, Tony Cooper, Chief Executive Officer and Jon Sibley, Regional Manager ACT, Energetics Pty Ltd, outline the benefits.

With over 70 per cent of Canberra’s greenhouse gas emissions generated by stationary sources, including office buildings, the ACT’s emissions profile is distinctly different from the national profile. The good news is that tenants are in a position to influence up to 50 per cent of the energy use in their offices.

Simple behavioural changes such as turning off computer equipment and lights, and avoiding standby mode when not in use can make a big difference in energy consumption.

CitySwitch Green Office is a national tenant energy efficiency program which works with tenants of office buildings to reduce their energy use.

CitySwitch provides a welcome opportunity for Canberra’s many businesses and government agencies to demonstrate leadership in reducing their contribution to the ACT’s environmental impact, and modeling exemplary behaviour to the Canberra community. Together with CitySwitch, businesses can reduce their impact on the environment at the same time as making significant savings on energy costs.

Energetics, a specialist management consultancy in the business of climate change, is the first signatory to the CitySwitch Green Office in Canberra. As part of its CitySwitch commitment, Energetics has committed to achieving a minimum 4 star NABERS Energy rating for its premises and implementing a range of energy efficiency measures.

“CitySwitch is a great opportunity for Energetics to demonstrate our vision for sustainability whilst ensuring real reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas generation. Programs such as CitySwitch are important in educating the business community and reducing our impact on the environment”, said Tony Cooper, CEO of Energetics.

“Energetics helps its clients to transition to a carbon-constrained environment by managing risks, achieving cost reductions and identifying new opportunities. Our commitment to CitySwitch shows that we are putting these principles to work in our own operations”, said Energetics ACT Regional Manager, Jon Sibley.

CitySwitch does not cost anything to join and businesses benefit from a structured approach to achieving energy efficiency, as well as public recognition as an environmental leader.

Targeting electricity consumption is a key step to achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions in the ACT and achieving the ACT Government’s long-term goal of zero net emissions.

CitySwitch Green Office is delivered in Canberra by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water, on behalf of the ACT Government.

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