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QWIA Climate Smart Business Cluster Workshop 13 Jun 2012. Mark Pickard – Cluster Leader. Introduction.

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QWIA Climate Smart Business Cluster Workshop 13 Jun 2012

Mark Pickard – Cluster Leader


Introduction

The Ethos Foundation mission is to cultivate effective new thinking, values and action for positive, ecologically sustainable futures. Our work facilitates and promotes education and action for sustainability.


Introduction - Cluster leader

  • Military

    • Audit and Survey Skills

  • Environment

    • 66 Acre property

    • Self Sufficiency

    • Appropriate Technology

  • Ethos Foundation

    • Environmental Audit and Survey Services to Business and Industry


Cluster Process

  • Registration

  • Survey

    • Establish the base line

  • Action Plan

    • Discussion

  • Implementation

    • Business decisions

  • Data Collection


Time Line

  • Surveys complete by Mid July

  • Implementation by End of July

  • Data Collection Mid July to Mid October

  • Final Reports Early November


Metrics

  • Energy

  • Water

  • Waste

  • Fuel

  • Fertiliser

  • Transport

  • Other


Energy

  • Heating and Cooling

    • Fermentation

    • Climate Control

    • Fridges/Freezers

  • Lighting

    • Lamps

    • Design

  • Moving water

    • Pumping

  • Energy Audit


Water

  • Irrigation

    • Pumping

    • Storage

    • Delivery

  • Processing

  • Kitchens

  • Waste water

    • Treatment

    • Recycling

    • Final Disposal


Waste

  • Generation and reduction

    • Organic

    • Non-organic

  • Reuse

  • Recycling streams Organic

    • Composting

    • Worm Farms

  • Recycling Streams – Non Organic

    • Timber

    • Metals


Solutions

  • Behavioural Adjustments

  • Design

    • Retrofitting

  • Technology

    • Criteria for appropriate technology

  • Critical thinking/Creative thinking

  • Acting Collectively


Appropriate Technology

  • Conserving/saving energy

  • Resource conserving

  • Efficiency – ‘does the job’

  • Costs – energy, materials, maintenance, lifespan

  • Durable, Repairable (self help?)

  • Recyclable

  • Non Polluting

  • Local Resources/materials

  • Suit Local conditions

  • Is it necessary – what are the alternatives


QWIA Particular Issues

  • Building Design

  • Insulation

    • Walls/ceiling/doors/pipes

    • Roller doors

  • Heat reflection

    • External surface treatment

    • Shielding/Shade

  • Old lighting systems

    • Lighting

  • Integration of systems

    • Cooling and heating systems

  • Holistic Approach

    • Single Metric – Energy

    • Whole of operations approach


Lighting

  • Fluorescents and LEDS

  • New Generation Systems – Inductive Lighting


Heat Reflective Paints

  • Solar Reflection Index

    • Solar reflection

    • Emissivity

  • Durability

    • Australian Conditions

  • Coverage and so therefore cost


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Questions/Discussion


Heat Reflective Paints

  • Solar Reflection Index

    • Solar reflection

    • Emissivity

  • Durability

    • Australian Conditions

  • Coverage and so therefore cost


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