Technical Advice

Providing client’s with technical advice on climate topics

 

Both Government and private sector clients benefit from our technical advice across many aspects of climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability

  • creation of policy positions
  • development of calculators
  • undertaking reviews
  • conducting research
  • providing advice on climate policy developments
  • reporting on sectoral emissions data for national and international reporting

Advice to Business

We provide business with carbon footprints, climate action plans, emissions reporting and carbon offsets

We also advise on renewable energy and land-based options

 

We supply technical advice across many aspects of climate change

 

Energy and Emissions

Research and input into full fuel cycle comparison of buses using Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel or Compressed Natural Gas, focusing on greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants

Peer review of reports addressing

  • biodiesel use as an emissions mitigation action
  • future electricity prices and their interaction with climate change

Produced easily understood and justifiable text highlighting climate change performance for potential use in client’s publicity materials

Developed an emissions calculator for client’s retail staff and potentially, their customers

Calculation of projected operational greenhouse gas emission profile and development of a carbon report for a highly energy-efficient 9 star ACTHERS house

  • based on building’s performance characteristics and expected use of heating, cooling and lighting systems

 

Energy Efficiency

Development of business-focused energy efficiency analysis, reporting, information and recommendation template for energy retailer

  • Developed analysis algorithms for monthly energy consumption and cost, average hourly electricity use and power factor hourly performance
  • Information provided on using electricity more efficiently and funding sources for energy efficiency improvements
  • Created energy efficiency information sheets covering various topics
    • lighting
    • chillers
    • air compressors
    • hot water
    • refrigeration
    • HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)

 

Policy Advice

Electricity business advised on issues related to their emissions reporting under both NGERS and Australia’s “carbon tax”

Advice on the impact of the commencement of the “carbon tax” and its implications for a natural gas retailer

Advised water utility on issues related to its greenhouse gas emissions, abatement options and reporting systems and requirements

Presentation to a company’s Board on their historic and projected emissions performance and electricity consumption for the supply of one of their services

Advice to Government (Australian, State and Local)

From international and national level emissions reporting to sustainability assessments for local government

Technical advice includes reviews of sectoral emissions and government strategies, programs and information

 

We have advised Governments at all levels

 

NGGI/ NGA

National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGGI)/ National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) – Australia’s emissions reporting that fulfills its reporting requirements under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol

Industrial Processes Sector: Cement, Aluminium, Lime, Synthetic Rutile, Titanium Dioxide and Magnesia

  • Report and associated emissions datasheets produced for the 2006 NGGI and 2007 NGA.
  • Production data, emission factors and emission levels gathered and analysed at Federal and State level
  • Review of the text and formulae for Industrial Processes for the NGERS legislative instrument
  • Specialist support for in-country review of the NGA conducted by the UNFCCC’s Expert Review Team following Australia’s ratification of the Kyoto Protocol

 

Review and data gathering for NGGI

  • incineration of clinical waste in Australia
  • incineration of solvents in Australia
  • industrial wastewater treatment and methane recovery across eight Australian agricultural processing and manufacturing sectors
    • beer and malt
    • pulp, paper and paperboard
    • sugar
    • wine
    • dairy
    • fruit and vegetable
    • meat
    • poultry
  • product specifications and fractional purities for lime produced in Australia

 

Government Strategies, Programs and Information

Review of the performance of the Australian Government’s Greenhouse Allies climate change program

Reviewed and validated for accuracy energy efficiency information sheets and checklists covering industrial and commercial equipment for the Australian Government

Mapping of emission inventory sectors to align them with those used in State/Territory Government’s climate change strategy and action plan

  • available information assessed, options tested and recommendations developed on the pathway providing the most consistent, coherent and repeatable approach
  • examined the contribution of factors like electricity consumption patterns, network losses and the emission factor to the annual change in emissions recorded for sector
  • defined principles, identified through a review of international and national literature, for setting sectoral emissions targets which were both functional and capable of being measured dynamically to ensure targets have meaning after several years

 

Sustainability Assessment

Sustainability assessment undertaken on behalf of a Local Government of five child care centres’ use of energy, water and chemicals plus their waste production and recycled product use

  • developed data gathering processes including a comprehensive questionnaire
  • analysis and interpretation of the results
  • provision of suggestions to improve sustainability
  • explored the types of grants and rebates available to fund improvements to their sustainability

Outcomes were used to identify feasible projects for each Centre and to support grant applications

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