CASE STUDY: Geelong, VIC (February 2020 to August 2020)
Located in Corio Bay, Victoria, in 2019 GeelongPort released a 20-year Environmental Strategy with the vision of becoming Australia’s most environmentally sustainable bulk port.
In 2020, the first stage of the project focused on detailed desktop analysis of energy and water consumption, stakeholder interviews to understand opportunities for energy and water efficiency measures and workshop these with relevant stakeholders.
The second stage of the project included a comprehensive Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and the finalisation of a Type 2 energy audit in accordance with the Australian/NZ energy auditing standard (AS/NZS 3598:2014), including a site visit, development on energy performance indicators, energy use breakdown, development of detailed financial and technical business cases for opportunities identified by stakeholders and from the findings of the site visit – the opportunities identified included solar PV, lighting upgrades, asset procurement policy (total cost of ownership), power factor correction and additional submetering/SCADA modification to evaluate motor upgrades.
In 2020 we undertook an independent audit for GeelongPort to assess their water and energy usage at their Corio Quay and Lascelles Warf facilities. From this assessment, we provided recommendations on energy and water management as well as assisted with formulating their carbon inventory baseline year.