Energy Efficiency – Australia’s move to Emission Reduction
Energy efficiency (also efficient energy use) has the target to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services to the population. Improvements in energy efficiency are mostly achieved by adopting a more efficient technology and production process. At the same time the correct management of activities in the workplace as well as at home can save energy and resources.
A simple example covering all 3 aspects: Insulating a home well allows a building to use less heating and cooling (=energy) to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination, compared with using traditional light bulbs. Reducing the hours the lighting, heating/ cooling is activated further reduces energy consumption – e.g. lights switched off during the day, reduction of interior temperature by 1-2 degrees in winter.
There are various motivations to improve energy efficiency. Reducing energy use, reduces energy costs and results in a financial cost saving to consumers. The energy savings offset any additional costs of implementing an energy efficient technology. At the same time, reducing energy use is also the solution to the problem of reducing emissions. Scientific estimations show that improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs by one third in the coming decade. This helps control global emissions of greenhouse gases. Heating and cooling of living and work space constitutes almost half of a building’s energy consumption.
Sustainable Construction Services sets their target exactly in achieving the above. The effect of energy efficiency for the environment as well as the budget goes hand in hand. We will boast companies’ profits and reduce costs for families by reducing the consumed electricity, gas as well as the costs for maintaining their properties and assets. We also increase the value of their buildings and maintain this increased value with long-lasting products. The reduction of repair and replacement costs is the last key to an energy and cost efficient approach.
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At Sustainable Construction Services our approach to energy efficiency goes far beyond the energy efficiency of the installed product. We assess the whole process chain, from order placement via manufacturing, delivery and installation to service and maintenance. SCS focuses especially on highly efficient manufacturing processes and facilities, supply chain and after sales maintenance efforts.
With regards to manufacturing, SCS purchases from manufacturers with space-efficient, well utilised production facilities. At the same time these manufacturers have sophisticated, highly efficient manufacturing equipment and extremely efficient processes. This is also shown in the low prices that SCS can offer for the guaranteed best products in the market. Our supply chain management is very lean too in order to reduce unnecessary transportation and storage, which further reduces the product costs.
Our consulting is the next key to affordable energy efficiency. SCS will not try to sell you a particular product we manufacture. We are a broker, supplying the customer the best suited product for his application for the best possible price. Therefore, we have established a network of German as well as local manufacturers, taking lead times, pricing, quality requirements for your projects as well as other factors (acoustic requirements, security, etc) into account. Your long-term satisfaction is our business success.
During and after installation, SCS ensures that materials are recycled, so that these materials are placed back into a life cycle. This reduces the energy required to produce raw materials for new products by replacing a part of the raw materials with recycled materials.
The reduced efforts of maintenance and cleaning are a topic in commercial as well as residential buildings. Window cleaning in commercial buildings for example adds to outgoings and maintenance costs. Our tilt & turn system allows for cleaning of glazing from within the facility, even on upper floors without sophisticated equipment. This saves time, efforts and costs simultaneously.
Sustainable Construction Services provide means of improved sustainability to the point of zero emission buildings and neighbourhoods, collaborating with like-minded partners within the industry.
Overall, SCS operates on a low energy footprint. We ensure that our operations are lean and well planned to reduce wastage. We recycle waste created by our operations and reduce wastage by efficient planning, resulting in reduced travel, transportation, etc.