How we’ve helped our clients
We’ve helped hundreds of businesses save money with our holistic approach to ecoefficiency. Through education, strategy, and comprehensive water, energy, and waste assessments, we provide practical sustainability solutions for our clients.
Risk based water recycling and reuse guidelines for red meat processors – AMPC (2016 – 17)
This project included a survey and review of current status of water recycling and reuse in red meat processing. The risk-based Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) framework was used to develop a guideline and template for water recycling and reuse opportunities for the industry.
Managing water runoff in red meat processing facilities – AMPC (2016-17)
This project investigated current stormwater runoff management and reuse in red meat processing facilities in Australia. A review of 5 technologies were undertaken that were applicable to the industry and a framework for good practise and opportunities for stormwater management was produced.
Building water auditing, The University of Queensland (2016)
Water audits of buildings at The University of Queensland involved a thorough assessment of water use in the building and costing options to reduce water use and access alternative water sources.
Energy & Carbon
Energy Audit – Community Housing
A level 2 AS3598 energy audit was undertaken for Access Community Housing in Cairns on behalf of Engine Room Consulting. This involved an assessment of 32 studio apartments and 8 rooms. A tariff review was undertaken as well as recommendations for installation of solar PV and upgrade of the complex’s hot water system.
Climate Active Certification – Events
We worked with The University of Queensland, Sustainability to provide the Climate Active technical assessment for their carbon neutral certification of the UQ Blue Assembly Event. It is the first event UQ has certified.
Energy Audits – Foundries
Level 2 AS3598 Energy Assessments were undertaken for 5 Queensland foundries as part of the Australian Foundry Industry, Energy Efficiency Information Grants program. Savings of up to $52,000 per year were identified through a range of energy efficiency measures including installation of solar PV to reduce peak demand, lighting and air compressor upgrades. Payback was about 4 years.
Development of the EarthCheck Carbon Calculator Benchmarking software (2008, 2010, 2012)
This work was undertaken on behalf of EC3 Global. It involved developing a national and international greenhouse gas emission calculator for various fuel, waste and wastewater sources for the EarthCheck Benchmarking Calculator – a tool widely used by the Tourism Industry.
Sustainability Reporting & Strategy
Greening the food value chain – red meat and fruit & vegetable processing (2014)
We were commissioned by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to prepare two reports on identifying best environmental practice in the red meat and fruit & vegetable value chains. This included information for policy makers, investors and industry stakeholders in the food and beverages sectors.
Public Sustainability Reporting
We produced the Dairy Australia 2004/2005 State of the Environment and 2007/08 Sustainability Report. These were produced to benchmark the Australian Dairy industry performance and develop a public report to showcase sustainability initiatives. The project involved gathering resource consumption and waste production data from Australian dairy manufacturers and assessing the performance of the industry in relation to specific key performance indicators.
Wastewater Treatment and Biogas Training Modules – AMPC (2016 – 2017)
We have combined and updated several resources on wastewater management and biogas for the red meat processing industry. The online training package includes 8 x 10 minute videos, factsheets, operator checklists and quizzes.
ecoBiz coaching and associates (2014 – ongoing)
We provide coaching services to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland ‘s ecoBiz program. In the past 10 years we have provided individualised sustainability action plans to over 600 businesses through this program.
Green Office, Green Lab and Environmental Responsibilities Training (2010- ongoing)
We are partnering with The University of Queensland to deliver staff development training for Green Office and Green Lab programs. We have been providing this training service since 2011.
We have produced manuals, guidelines, factsheets and calculators on ecoefficiency for a variety of sectors including:
Ecoefficiency for the Queensland Marine Industry (2004 – 2006) for QLD State Development, Trade and Innovation and the QLD Environmental Protection Agency
Ecoefficiency for the Australian Dairy Industry (2003 – 2004) for Dairy Australia
Ecoefficiency for the Queensland Food Industry (2003 – 2004) for the Australian Industry Group, QLD State Development, Trade and Innovation, QLD Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Fisheries Forestry – Australia (AFFA), Australian Water Association (AWA) and Brisbane Water
Ecoefficiency Manual for the Queensland Meat Industry (2001 – 2002) for QLD State Development, the EPA and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Ecoefficiency for the Queensland Retail Food Industry (2001 – 2002) for the QLD EPA, Brisbane Water and a consortium of SEQ local governments.
Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing case studies – Queensland Department of State Development (2017)
A comprehensive literature review into the state of sustainability for Queensland Advanced Manufacturers was undertaken. 8 case studies on Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing were developed as part of the Queensland Government Advanced Manufacturing 10 Year Roadmap.
Cleantech – Sunshine Coast Council (2016)
We produced 6 Cleantech case studies demonstrating the technical, environmental and cost benefits of installing Clean technologies in Sunshine Coast organisations. These included a local college, university, airport and several businesses.
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