How to Complete a NABERS Rating Self-Assessment

May 19, 2017By Kieran McLeanEnergy Audits, Energy Efficiency, Government Policy, How To No Comments

If your building is about to become affected by the Commercial Building Disclosure program, it is worthwhile completing a NABERS rating self-assessment to align your expectations. It may also give you an opportunity to improve your rating before advertising it becomes legislated. To complete a NABERS energy self-assessment you’ll need to select between a Base … Read More

Protect Your Investment as ‘Green’ Property Becomes the Norm

January 17, 2017By Kieran McLeanCase Studies, Energy Efficiency, How To, Investing No Comments

Written by Kieran McLean, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional and Founder of EQ esco. In the December 2016 Australia and New Zealand Property Journal, it was noted of the commercial property market, “Going green has become the norm, and those left outside the movement will find their Return on Investment (ROI) may … Read More

How Sustainability Professionals Can Enable Lasting Efficiency

November 29, 2016By Kieran McLeanEnergy Efficiency, How To No Comments

Why do energy savings deteriorate after a project is completed and handed over? With much enthusiasm, you and your Sustainability Team have set an ambitious target for delivering emission reductions for your organisation. Senior management have approved your project, and you’ve engaged an energy efficiency provider who has delivered your upgrade. In the first year, … Read More

Is an Energy Performance Contract Right for Your Business?

November 14, 2016By Kieran McLeanHow To No Comments

What is an Energy Performance Contract? An Energy Performance Contract (EPC) is the exchange of guaranteed energy savings for financial consideration (money). EPCs are delivered by Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) who are experts in delivering energy efficiency upgrades. For the customer, EPCs can pass technical and financial risk to the ESCO courtesy of the guaranteed … Read More

Real-World Insights for Delivering Emission Reduction Projects

November 14, 2016By Kieran McLeanHow To No Comments

As a sustainability expert, you’ve led from the front in setting organisational targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps you’ve even developed a sustainability plan that details what the organisation is going to do to deliver those emission reductions. But, how do you ensure that the energy savings and emission reductions are delivered and maintained? … Read More