September 19, 2014

Carbon Management

We all know energy costs are rising and that high carbon emissions put your organisation at risk.  In fact, since 2007, electricity prices have risen about 70 per cent and are expected to continue rising as more Australians use air conditioning, pool filters and other high demand appliances.  The costs of liquid and gaseous fuels are also rising.

Carbon Accounting Cycle

The Carbon Accounting Cycle

 

With the increased awareness of climate change, increasing costs of energy and the introduction of the price of carbon, businesses and not-for-profits are looking for opportunities to reduce costs, harmful greenhouse gas emissions and their business risks.  Energetic Communities Association Inc. will ensure that your Carbon Management accounts for both direct emissions through your own operations, and indirect emissions through the downstream operations of your supply chain. 

Reducing carbon leads to both cost savings and increased sustainability.  Without a carbon strategy or plan, you may continue to receive elevated costs to your business. 

Energetic Communities Association Inc. helps your organisation and community groups with carbon accounting, reduction and strategies. We will identify where your emissions are coming from and target actions that are most cost effective for your organisation.  Behaviour of your staff and contractors are integrated int our assessments.

Carbon Footprints

Energetic Communities Association Inc. will calculate your carbon footprint to provide an estimate and understanding of baseline Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions resulting from operations.  We will also investigate if you have any reporting obligations under current Australian legislation and develop a plan to reduce your emissions in future years.

Energetic Communities Association Inc. follows the internationally recognised standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and ISO 14064.1-2006. This standard is widely accepted as the benchmark for carbon accounting.

The Victorian EPA’s Carbon Management Principles

Carbon Management and Action Plans

Energetic Communities Association Inc. provides carbon management services that are directed at commercial, industrial and government clients. We can offer a holistic appraisal of your carbon emissions and help you develop strategies and plans, including setting and achieving realistic and achievable emission reduction targets. 

Carbon Offsets

Where emission reductions are impractical, Energetic Communities Association Inc. can help your organisation achieve carbon neutrality through the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). This can include working with your suppliers to reduce their impact, ensuring any carbon neutral and sustainability claims are robust. We follow the Victorian EPA’s Carbon Management Principles.