Greenhouse Gas / Energy Efficiency and Auditing

Earth Systems staff are experienced in greenhouse gas accounting and energy audits. We provide expert advice and innovative solutions to reduce operating costs by reducing the emissions intensity of our clients operations.

Earth Systems has the in-house capabilities to support statutory reporting obligations, such as:

  • NGER (National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting) Act (Australian Federal Government)
  • Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed (EITE) assessment under Renewable Energy Target (RET) – (Australian Federal Government)
  • EEO (Energy Efficiency Opportunities) Act (Australian Federal Government)
  • EREP (Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans) (Victoria State Government)
  • SESP (Smart Energy Savings Program) (Queensland State Government)
  • ESAP (Energy Savings Action Plans) – (New South Wales State Government)
  • Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007 – (South Australia State Government)

We offer site or process-specific energy audits as per AS/NZS 3598. We can also support preparation of Energy Management Plans to manage long term energy strategies.

Services

Our greenhouse gas / energy auditing and energy efficiency services include:

  • Conducting site energy audits as per AS/NZS 3598;
  • Conducting greenhouse gas assessments as per ISO 14064 and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Protocol;
  • Preparation of site or process-specific energy management plans;
  • Assessment of site energy use and process efficiency, and identification of areas for improvement;
  • Identification of mandatory reporting obligations and assistance with report compilation;
  • Assisting businesses to identify and compile energy and emissions data for NGER Act reporting requirements and other compliance schemes;
  • Benchmarking the greenhouse gas emissions of a product, service or operation using the appropriate standard/ methodology;
  • Linking greenhouse gas reduction projects to carbon credit generation potential; and
  • Earth Systems has provided EITE assessment and advice services for several industries, including greenhouse gas emissions and revenue and production assurance statements for all organisations with the industries.

Recent Projects

  • Greenhouse gas audit for Federation Square in Melbourne CBD
  • Carbon and energy balance calculations and assessment for an algal biodiesel production process
  • NGER report submission assistance for a Victorian wind farm
  • NGER assessment and assistance for a large Australian paper mill
  • Strategic energy and greenhouse gas audits for government and business customers, including greenhouse gas abatement measures, energy savings and renewable energy technologies
  • Assisting Australian mine sites and processing facilities to identify and compile energy and emissions data for NGER Act reporting requirements
  • Level 1+ site energy audit for a complex aged care centre in Victoria
  • Identification of energy efficiency measures in an oil and gas refinery for carbon credit generation purposes