Cost Savings for Sunshine Coast Business - QWESTNet Event

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  • Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina 4575 Queensland

Brought to you by The Department of Environment and Resource Management in association with the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, the Sunshine Coast Cleantech Industries and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Connecting Queensland Businesses with Sustainable Technologies
8.30am – 1.00pm
Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Parade, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast

Cost Savings for Sunshine Coast Business

8:00 Registration opens

8:30 Open & Introduction

Industry Group – Bruce Napier, Cleantech Industry Sunshine Coast
Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast is an industry organization dedicated to developing businesses in the local Cleantech Sector. Bruce will briefly explain how, at CISC, businesses involved with sustainable water, energy and the built environment collaborate for mutual benefit, creating outstanding environmental outcomes and raising the profile of the Sunshine Coast as the Cleantech centre of regional Australia.

Keynote Speaker – Richard Phillips, Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa
5 Star Sustainability Practices
Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa is one of the major consumers of utilities and generators of waste on the Sunshine Coast. It is also one of the largest local employers. Acknowledged as being at the forefront of sustainability projects within the local hospitality industry, Sheraton Noosa has proven that embracing the stewardship of environmental best practice is not only cost effective, it also engages staff, creates marketing opportunities and embraces community expectations.

9:00 Speed Networking


Maximise your energy
Mark Leckenby, Auzion Sustainable Solutions
The Auzion Energy Maximiser (AuziMAX) is a device designed to help householders to be more energy efficient and to make savings on their power bill. The product monitors and breaks down energy consumption throughout the home including power, lighting, air conditioning, poll pumps, hot water etc and provides various alerts on over budget via email / sms etc. AuziMAX is also useful in maximising energy fed into the grid from solar PV systems. Testing so far shows energy savings from 10 – 20% are achievable if the device is used effectively. With several test sites now installed a presentation will be given using live data and various features of the product will be demonstrated.

The benefits of water conservation
David Lumb, Clearmake
Clearmake designs and manufactures water treatment and recycling solutions predominantly for industrial and commercial applications. Clearmake has recently introduced the innovative Electropure technology into their range of solutions.

David will explain:

  • how the Electropure technology works,
  • technical benefits compared to other technologies
  • applications for the technology

David will also give an overview of the business benefits of water conservation through on site water treatment and recycling.

So what's new?
Peter Logovik, Ashburner Francis
What's important in your workplace environment?
Built environment air conditioning systems are often doing just the right thing when people don't notice anything at all... As such, our role as HVAC designers is to be quiet achievers ensuring as fewer people as possible are uncomfortable in their work place environment. However, few connect the dots between HVAC installation and operating cost vs. productivity. The way in which we design can have a positive impact on your workplace look and feel, increased productivity and reduce running costs if you give some new technologies a go.
Question time for technology presenters

10:00 OPEN NETWORKING and refreshments


Sustainability in Action
Melissa Chaddock, Ritek Building Solutions
As a way to reduce operating costs whilst expanding their business, Ritek Building Solutions undertook an eco-efficiency project to reduce their energy and water usage and to maximise waste recycling from their manufacturing facility. The initiatives undertaken have considerably reduced their resource usage and operating costs.
Retrofitting industrial buildings for comfort, profit and pleasure!

Liza Neil, Gomango Architects
Significant numbers of adults spend their daily lives in sheds. The quality and efficiency of work produced can be greatly improved with improvements in conditions. Small changes for little cost can have big impacts on health, happiness and productivity. In the last year, Part J of the Building Code of Australia has changed the way we design Industrial Buildings and The Green
Building Council of Australia have issued a Green Star tool for Industrial Buildings. With possible upcoming changes and incentives to become more carbon efficient, now is a great time to plan and rethink the shed.
Starting from Scratch - Building your Business Premises Sustainably
Andrew Crebert, The Natural Foodstore
Question time for case study presenters


The ‘How to’ of staff engagement
Don Parry, Ignite Sustainability and Qld Complete Printing
Don will share not only the WHAT but also the HOW of Staff Engagement and in doing so sharing many years of workplace and elite sports coaching knowledge about how to create and engage a project focused team. He believes that real change is created by Passionate People with a Plan and will discuss the transition from project champions to champion teams and finally a sustainable workplace culture.
Energy conservation and demand side management

Geoff McDonald, ENERGEX
In an era of rising electricity prices learn what is causing these increases and what ENERGEX is undertaking to mitigate future increases, attendees will learn about a number of initiatives that are being implemented by ENERGEX that are aimed at reducing demand on their network and at the same time improve the energy efficiency of Commercial and Industrial customers. Geoff will elaborate on the Peak Demand Reduction initiative which is currently in the early stages of being rolled out with some of the top 200 customers on the ENERGEX network.
ecoBiz program for Sunshine Coast business
Emma Menzies, Sunshine Coast Council
This presentation outlines how simple actions and readily available tools can have a profound effect on your businesses' bottom line. Using examples from the ecoBiz program, ecoBiz demonstrates how Queensland businesses are reducing their carbon footprint by 20% and saving an average of $80 000 per annum through simple low-cost actions.
Question time for edgy info presenters

(A very light lunch will be available)
The presentation of a product, service or technology does not constitute endorsement of any kind by the DERM and Queensland Government.

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Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina

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