Staff know-how combined with sound measuring and monitoring enabled Murray Goulburn to achieve savings of $400,000 per year (in the early 2000s), with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 3,500 tonnes.
Through the Energy Efficiency Best Practice program, Bakers Delight’s designed a showcase bakery at its operation in Mascot. The bakery showcased best-practice building design, baking procedures and equipment efficiency, achieving a 32% reduction in annual energy costs compared to a standard Bakers Delight bakery. This was achieved without impacting on product quality, customer satisfaction or staff comfort.
The Mushroom Exchange processing plant reduced its refrigeration energy usage by 35%, by replacing old inefficient compressors, improving temperature control and maximising the efficiency of the refrigeration system.
This study developed for the US Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program analyses how much energy could be saved if more efficient types of pulp and paper manufacturing technologies and best practices were employed. Bandwidth analysis seeks to quantify the differences between current energy consumption levels, state of the art energy use and practical and theoretical minimums at a process level.
The 1200 Buildings Program is a City of Melbourne initiative which seeks to catalyse the environmental retrofit of 1200 non-residential buildings or 70% of the commercial building stock within the city. A range of case studies have been developed profiling a range of buildings which have been upgraded as part of the program.
This case study profiles CH2, a 6 star building which features shower towers, phase change materials and chilled ceiling panels as the energy efficient radiant cooling system. In the summer, the building is naturally cooled at night by purging air. Windows on the north and south facades open to allow air to flow in and out. This reduces air conditioning energy demands by 20%.
Murray Goulburn reduced pump system running costs by 42% for one of their separator banks, with a 3.2 year payback period on the dollars invested. This also reduced piping system component wear by reducing friction losses throughout the system.
Futuris provides seating and interior trim on a just in time basis to Ford Australia. At their Cambellfield site between 2008 and 2009 they more than halved their average energy intensity. This case study outlines an energy efficiency demonstration project that set out to identify further cost effective energy efficiency opportunities.
Since 2000, Union Pacific has gained a 19% improvement in fuel efficiency. This has been achieved mainly through utilising fuel efficiency improvements, better locomotive technology, engineer training and employee involvement.