Living SustainablyIssue 15 - Mar 2010
Carlingford Court introduced a sustainability induction program and workshops for tenants
Sustainability is a part of any competitive business. The more than 300 businesses who are Sustainability Advantage members are practicing this daily and sharing their learnings and experiences in quarterly cluster meetings.
Read the achievements of some of these members in recently published case studies.
|Sustainability Advantage business
||Achievement and savings|
||$153,420 in energy saved annually from improvements to the compressed air system, power factor correction equipment and lighting|
||100 per cent reduction in use of gas for heating – a saving of over 442,000MJ and approximately $10,000|
||Completed a Life Cycle Analysis of paper-based versus digital solutions and identified significant carbon emissions savings|
|De Bortoli Wines
||Upgraded its wastewater treatment facility at Bilbul. Re-used winery wastewater generates $200,000 in income|
||50 per cent reduction of waste at some sites – with savings of more than $150,000 per annum|
|Ontera Modular Carpets
||40 per cent reduction in electricity and gas use in the last five years, saving $18,000 per annum|
|Rondo Building Services
||Projected 50 per cent reduction in town water consumption by harvesting rainwater (95,000 litre tank capacity)|
||32 per cent saving in total KWh of electricity use and $25,200 saved in energy costs annually|
||Reduced waste disposal costs by more than $2.5 million (since 2005) and increased recycling from 15 to 50 per cent in less than three years|
|TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute
||16.25 per cent reduction in gas use between 2006–2007, saving 270 tonnes of greenhouse gas and $57,600|
De Bortoli Wines upgraded its treatment facility and re-uses winery wastewater to generate crop income
Sustainability Advantage is a Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW program that helps businesses improve environmental performance, reduce risk, lower costs, boost productivity and enhance reputation.
Visit Sustainability Advantage and download the case studiesfor more information.