Energy Management Joint Award Winners - Honeywell Ltd and University of Auckland
Honeywell Ltd and the University of Auckland were the joint winners of the Energy Management award.
Honeywell - delivering tailored solutions
Honeywell's Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) program delivers tailored solutions for energy management within an organisation; providing an array of operational and environmental benefits.
Whilst EPCs focuses predominantly on sustainability and generating guaranteed energy savings, it can also enable organisations to make improvements to their infrastructure and replace old and inefficient capital equipment.
Since its introduction in 1988, projects from a range of commercial and government customers have delivered consolidated energy savings worth more than $6.25 million. CO2 savings from nine projects to date stand at almost 5,000 tonnes and it is predicted that these will reach 6,682 tonnes by the end of 2009.
Current EPC projects have returned annual energy savings from 20% to 30%, with the overall result for all projects a steady 12% (or about 14 gigajoules per year) in reduced energy consumption.
Within the EPC framework is a range of project methodologies designed to improve building efficiencies, conserve energy, increase energy control and reduce operational expenses without the organisation needing to commit to additional capital investment.
Honeywell is recognised globally as a leader in energy management technology and services. They have developed innovative solutions with EPC products that save energy, backed up with services such as Honeywell Global Finance, guarantees and long-term support.
University of Auckland - energy savings drive for staff and students
The University ran an energy drive campaign for staff and students in the second half of 2008. This aimed to reduce overall energy use, and complemented an existing energy management programme that has run since the early 1980s.
The drive was in direct response to low hydro-lake water levels, and was initiated at Vice-Chancellor level. Regular communications to heads of faculties and units detailed decreases and increases in energy use. Commendations were given for any reductions. Constructive strategies and ideas for improving energy efficient behaviours were provided when any increase in energy use was noted.
As well as increased vigilance in regards to energy use, the drive included a number of other energy saving activities: from switching off lights in offices, hallways, seminar rooms and other shared spaces, to altering cleaning times to minimise night-time cleaning. The campaign added to an already robust programme of strategies aimed at energy efficiency.