Episode 14 :: Low cost ways to save energy
[Animated opening sequence, music and title: EECA Business - The Energy Spot]
We open on Jared; he’s in a hotel reception by the computer area, and he says to us:
Hi, and welcome to the Energy Spot. Every year New Zealand businesses waste two billion dollars in energy.
Jared is holding up a few hundred-dollar notes, in the background on the computer we see an image of the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower. We now cut to a demonstration that shows exactly how much! We see stacks of $100 notes zooming alongside the Sky Tower and then surpass it! Jared explains:
This is equivalent to a stack of $100 notes over 2 kilometres high! This could be saved by simple measures.
We see a graphic on screen: Altitude 2000m = $2 Billion.
We cut back to Jared who is in the busy reception of the Novotel hotel in Auckland. He continues:
It doesn’t take a big investment to make better use of energy, does it Paul?
Paul enters the room, they shake hands and a graphic appears with his details as he says:
Paul Richardson, Vice President for NZ and Fiji | Accor Hospitality
Well Jared, at Novotel we made some changes that was great for our guests and great for us.
We see the Novotel logo on the door as the two of them continue around the hotel, Paul continues:
Our energy audit showed us a lot of quick and easy ways we could get our energy programme started.
For example we installed motion sensors in our lighting.
In a series of cuts we see infrared sensors in the health club, laundry and conference bathrooms, the lights switch on as they enter the rooms. Over this we hear the Paul say:
Now Jared and Paul are in one of the guest room’s bathrooms. We zoom close on the water tap and Paul turns it off:
Finding better ways to manage hot water.
Down in the hotel’s boiler room, we see a boiler and then a pair of hands appear in frame and closes the cover to fit it snugly and ensure heat is not lost.
And properly fitting our boiler covers cost us nothing but saved us plenty.
Jared and Paul are now taking a tour of the outside gardens:
These low cost measures paid themselves off within a year.
Jared chips in:
We see a certificate in a frame that reads: Green Globe Certified Silver 2008, Paul continues:
Our company-wide approach to responsible energy made a big difference to our business, our guests and our earth.
Jared and Paul enter the building and Jared says:
Which is good for tourism.
Jared walks back alone through Novotel’s computer area and he sums up by saying:
No matter what size your business, find out better ways to use energy and save money at eecabusiness.govt.nz
[Animated ending sequence and music]
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