Environmental Policy

Noosa Electric Co. HQ Sunshine Coast

Noosa Electric Co. has a strong commitment to sustainability. We are actively seeking to optimise our business to enable our services to be delivered in a sustainable way, and to also raise awareness in the community of environmental issues affecting our industry and products. This is expressed by the initiatives described below.


Monitoring

  • We monitor our energy, water and waste usage to track progress and make improvements.

Generating Rooftop Solar On-Site

  • Our premises features a 20kW roof solar system to utilise solar energy for our premises.
  • We optimise our energy usage while renewable energy is being generated.

Efficient Lighting

  • We replaced inefficient high bay metal halide lights in the warehouse and fluoro tubes in the office with efficient LEDs.

Efficient Heating & Cooling

Rooftop Air-Conditioner Installation at Noosa Electric Co. HQ
  • We installed a new, energy-efficient ducted air conditioning unit.
  • We set the thermostat of the air conditioning unit to an efficient 24C in summer and 22C in winter.
  • Our ducted unit and single split system downstairs at reception are serviced and the filters cleaned regularly to ensure they operate efficiently.
  • Our office windows are tinted to reduce heat ingress and fitted with blinds.
  • We installed whirly birds in the warehouse to remove heat
  • Our building is insulated.

Office Equipment

  • We replaced all desktop computers with laptops (bar one).
  • Our photocopier uses energy saving settings.

Community Awareness

  • We aim to increase community awareness around energy efficiency options onsite and on the businesses’ website.

Green Driving

  • Monitor the driving behaviour of electricians on the road.
  • Staff undertake a checklist before taking the vehicle out that includes checking the tire pressure.
  • We schedule trips to minimise use of fuel, carbon emissions and time.
  • Recent vehicles purchased have smaller more efficient diesel engines. We are looking at gradually replacing fleet with electric vans.
Noosa Electric Co. Vehicles

Paperless

  • We are 99% paper-free.

Waste Recycling

  • The site is registered to remove refrigerants so can safely recycle fridges and air conditioning units long with other white goods.
  • Some dismantling and segregation into different metal types e.g., copper, aluminium.
  • Clean polystyrene is collected in a bulka bag and taken to the Noosa’s Resource and Recovery Centre where it can reduce in size and recycled.
  • Cardboard is recycled through the site’s co-mingle recycling bin or given to a potter who crimps it to make packaging wrap.
  • Drink containers are collected and taken home by staff for recycling through the Containers for Change scheme.
  • Gas bottles and vehicle batteries recycled.
  • Fleet tyres and oils/coolants recycled through service provider.

Commitment & Policy

  • We have a strong commitment to sustainability, reflected by our environmental policy, which is regularly reviewed and updated.