Looking for more information? See below for selected resources for organisations looking to improve their energy management.
Australian Manufacturing: Gas Efficiency Guide
Australian Manufacturing: Gas Efficiency Guide is a comprehensive resource that sets out practical and proven measures that deliver energy and cost savings in gas-intensive manufacturing operations.
The Guide sets out a range of options for manufacturers that wish to reduce their reliance on gas, including:
Replacing old and inefficient equipment;
Smart redesigns of industrial processes; and
Shifting from gas to other energy sources.
Distributed energy in the property sector: today's opportunities
Distributed energy in the property sector: today’s opportunities offers property owners and managers a clear guide to distributed energy solutions.
This Guide provides useful and up-to-date information on clean energy technology options for different building types, locations and loads.
This guide includes:
Technology options ;
Estimated payback times and capital costs for different locations and building types;
Case studies highlighting examples of each technology;
Implementation considerations; and
A guide for investigating offsite renewable energy options (corporate PPAs).
Energy in buildings: 50 best practice initiatives
Energy in buildings: 50 best practice initiatives is a user-friendly resource for property owners and managers. It provides information and raises awareness about initiatives that can help property owners and managers reduce energy costs and cut emissions for their buildings.
The Report identifies 50 best practice initiatives across a range of property sectors and indicates the climate zones where the initiatives are likely to deliver the most positive benefits.
Importantly, the Report indicates the upfront cost premium and payback period for each initiative, 16 of which could typically pay back within 5 years and a further 20 within 10 years.
The Report is an initiative of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing
The Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing is a handy reference for organisations that are procuring an energy audit.
In 2014 Standards Australia released an updated series of standards for energy audits that are more rigorous, outcomes-based, and designed to ensure clients have actionable energy savings measures at the end of an audit.
The Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing is a customer-focused primer on the new standards which sets out:
The benefits of procuring a standards compliant audit;
What to look for in an energy auditor; and
How to determine the right type of audit for your site.
The Quick Reference Guide is a joint initiative of the Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.