"I would like to congratulate Onesteel, Oil and Gas Pipe for winning the Energy Smart Green Globe Award," said Mark Fogarty, Executive Director of the Sustainable Authority. They are playing a part in a state-wide initiative that is good for business and great for the environment.
Onesteel, Oil and Gas Pipe, which is a member of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority's Energy Smart Business (ESB) program, has been working with SEDA and Partner Support manager, Energetics, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using energy more efficiently. In doing so, they also enjoy considerable savings off their energy bill each year.
The company joins other outstanding Energy Smart Green Globe winners such as Amcor, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas and Arnott's Ltd, who have all implemented work energy smart behaviour.
The award, presented at the Green Globe Award ceremony in Sydney on 25 October 2001 by NSW Minister for Energy, Kim Yeadon recognises that Onesteel, Oil and Gas Pipe has achieved 50 per cent of agreed targets by upgrading their operations to become more energy efficient. Onesteel, Oil and Gas Pipe is demonstrating first-hand that better energy management can help lower energy consumption and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Onesteel, Oil and Gas Pipe joined the program in 1999 and to date, they've eliminated 892 tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 198 cars off the road for good and saved more than $52,500 in running costs.
Completed projects include enabling Energy Star on office computers; installing lighting controls at the factory; reducing compressed air leakages; and enhancements to the cooling tower and the annealing bar and pipe.
I urge companies to seriously consider investing in an energy reduction program because it helps the environment and also the bottom line. We will continue to look at ways to be even more energy efficient,"
"Across NSW, the Energy Smart Business Program is now saving 170 businesses over $13.7 million a year from their energy bills and cutting greenhouse emissions by over 221,000 tonnes per annum, which is like taking 48,571 cars off NSW's roads for good. I urge other businesses to work with SEDA to cut their greenhouse gas emissions," Mr Mark Fogarty concluded.
SEDA's Energy Smart Green Globe Awards, now in their fourth year, is the leading greenhouse reduction awards scheme in NSW. The Energy Smart Green Globe Awards recognise outstanding achievements across the business, energy supply industry and retail sectors.