Energy and sustainability

The challenge of tackling climate change has become a reality for companies focused on achieving their 2030 emissions reduction targets, as they increasingly source vendors prepared to share in their commitment to meet their targets.

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Transport emissions are the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 17 per cent of Australia’s total. Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers face rising electricity and gas costs and a consumer base increasingly focussed on energy sustainability.

No longer a luxury, energy and sustainability strategy now makes good business sense too.

Our team live and breathe sustainability

We design innovative solutions that are driven by the increasing opportunities for business transformation through energy efficient design, switching to renewables, reducing waste, re-using resources and recycling. And we understand the true environmental value, and cost, of emerging technology, like the difference in environmental impact between blue and green hydrogen.

Prological are proud sponsors of UOW SBRC Industrial Renewable Energy & Sustainability Research Project.

What we do

Prological, in conjunction with the SBRC and other partners, provide energy and sustainability advice, project design, and programme implementation focussing on energy reduction and sustainability in building design.

Our team help you comply with your customer’s requirements and stay ahead of your competitors through:

  • transparent reporting – providing clear, verifiable data about emissions will you to target areas where investment in sustainability will reap the greatest rewards
  • targeting quick, reportable wins that will help reduce emissions and energy use
  • incorporating new and proven technology into your supply chain, eg electric or hydrogen powered vehicles
  • helping you to meet your Net Zero carbon targets by decarbonising your supply chain through innovative warehouse design and energy capture and renewables.

In many instances, the cost of energy reduction initiatives can be largely offset with access to government incentives when appropriate measurement and project management methodologies are applied.

Energy reduction initiatives

  • Equipment improvement – Right sizing, replacing pneumatics systems with electronics, optimising lubrication
  • Better control systems on equipment to reduce peak loads and offset costs due to typical peak load energy cost structures
  • Building fabrication and design, from roof membranes to lighting

Sustainability options for retrofit and greenfield facilities

  • Life cycle analysis (LCA) of the materials (such as end of life, is it recyclable/ re-usable vs destined for landfill)
  • Solar and thermal energy storage and energy generation technologies
  • Energy-sustainable construction materials
  • Phase change thermal energy storage
  • Energy generation and storage options including lithium ion and flow batteries
  • Electric vehicle charging stations

Prological and the SBRC research project

Prological’s Craig Pickup is developing an economic evaluation of sustainable energy generation technologies for us in both commercial and industrial building.

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