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Downer NZ – building a sustainable future

Downer's wide-ranging sustainability programme is delivering benefits straight to the company's bottom line. By looking at every aspect of energy use, Downer is enjoying substantial savings after only two years of the programme, and is enhancing its reputation in the process.

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Case study for Downer NZ sustainability

Downer NZ – increasing profitability through driver training

Fuel is a major cost for Downer.  By training drivers in fuel efficiency and using new technology such as GPS, it has reduced its annual transport fuel bill by up to 15%. This alone is delivering savings of more than $2 million a year.

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Downer NZ – variable speed drive takes the pressure off asphalt costs

Downer's asphalt plant at Penrose has reduced costs after an energy audit identified opportunties for more efficient airflow control in their fans. The installation of a variable speed drive has reduced electricity use by 67,100kWh per annum.

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Downer's asphalt plant

Red Stag Timber - compressed air system improvements

A full system approach to compressed air system efficiency delivers cost reductions at Red Stag Timber's Waipa Mill.

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Red Stag Timber's Waipa Mill

Nelson Pine Industries - lowering costs through compressed air system improvementss

A commitment to low environmental impact practices and engaging expert advice results in better value from Nelson Pine's compressed air system.

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Nelson Pine Industries