A programme of energy audits for tourism operators identified annual cost savings averaging 15% - and many of the measures could be implemented for little or no cost. The modern Novotel Auckland Ellerslie already had energy saving initiatives, but its audit showed it could save even more - without costly investment.
A thermal energy audit of South Island MDF producer Dongwha Patinna identified seven energy management opportunities, and a buyer for excess fuel produced onsite - which together could be worth up to $288,000 a year.
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.
By adopting a suite of solutions to cut their per-kilometre fuel use, this company has improved its margins without the need for dramatic increases in cartage prices - and it has reduced emissions as well.
The key ways Winstone Aggregates achieved the savings was through reducing idling time, having covers on trucks at all times, reducing vehicle speed, tyre management and travel planning and management.
Selwyn District Council's new headquarters in Rolleston is a showcase of energy efficient design. A design audit before construction managed to find even more efficiencies - and in the process more than halving the estimated energy spend.
This case study looks at how this council ensured that their new headquarters was designed to be future-proof as well as energy efficient as possible.