Energetics supports the North Sydney CBD greenhouse initiative

01 Jan 2001Archived News Energetics in the News

Energetics is very pleased to support this positive initiative, which we believe provides a great opportunity for organisations in the North Sydney CBD to make a valuable contribution towards improving building energy efficiency and thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Energetics has already demonstrated a serious commitment to reducing our own greenhouse emissions and to the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR)Scheme by having our North Sydney office become the first tenancy in Australia to achieve a 5 star Building Greenhouse Rating.

Energetics is Australia's leading energy and greenhouse management consulting company, established in 1987. Our head office is located in the North Sydney CBD and we have offices located across Australia and in the USA.

Energetics has extensive experience in the fields of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction, and works with SEDA on a number of energy efficiency programs including as a Partner Support Manager for their award winning Energy Smart Business Program.

Energetics has already demonstrated a serious commitment to reducing our own greenhouse emissions and to the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme by having our North Sydney office become the first tenancy in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Building Greenhouse Rating. The 5 star rating indicates optimum tenancy greenhouse performance due to very low energy consumption within our office.

In 1998 Energetics installed a new high efficiency lighting system which reduced lighting energy consumption by 85%.

This was achieved with the help of an energy performance contract whereby the energy savings were guaranteed by the lighting contractor. The installation of this lighting system allowed us to be the first tenancy In Australia to achieveexceptional 5 star rating.

Tenancy Greenhouse Rating Statistics

Rated Area: 460m2
Hours of Occupancy: 48 hours/week
People in rated area: 34 people
Number of computers: 48 in total
Electricity: 41,449kWh (100%) attributed to rated area
Green Power Fraction: 0%
Emissions per person: 1145 kgCO2/person per annum
Normalised Emissions: 36kgCO2 per annum
Greenhouse Rating: 5 stars

What Energetics plans to do in the next six months

As part of our commitment to this initiative, Energetics commits to the following actions over the next six months:

  • We will have our tenancy re-rated and take any actions as necessary to ensure we retain a 5-star Building Greenhouse Rating.
  • We will continue to communicate our 5 star rating and its benefits by highlighting it on our website a at http://www.energetics.com.au, and displaying our rating certificate in our office foyer. We will also make case studies of our lighting upgrade available in both locations.
  • We will speak to our building manager and other tenants in our building to encourage them to undertake ABGR ratings of the building and tenancies respectively and commit to taking action to improve their ratings.
  • We will encourage clients we work with who are located in the North Sydney CBD to become involved in the initiative.
  • We can also provide energy services to any organisation in the North Sydney CBD wishing to reduce their greenhouse emissions and reduce their energy costs.
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