Energy Productivity comparing like for like

Perhaps it is not hard to imagine that Toyota produces more vehicles per gigajoule of energy used than the least energy productive company, Daimler. But Toyota actually produce eight cars to one Daimler for the same amount of energy. Of course when supply is limited production method can not be as streamlined and Daimler’s argument […]

Socio-Economics in your state

Lets keep with the car example from the previous article and assume producing one Toyota consumes 1,000kWh irrespective of which state or territory the car is produced. Due to the different mix of sources used when generating energy in lets say South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, the carbon emission from this one car […]

Environmental Sustainability Matters 3rd Term 2016

Welcome to Environmental Sustainability Matters for your Term 3 2016 Newsletter. Your Newsletter week starting 11 July 2016 This term’s ESM sets challenges for your family. The Sustainability Olympic is on! Challenge: Which family member can stack the dishwasher most efficient to hold most items for the best result? A full dishwasher saves time, minimise […]

Environmental Sustainability | Operational Transparency

Most organisations are running projects in the space of environmental sustainability. People drive fantastic initiatives in small and large organisation all the time. But in this buzzing space one side is often missing. The operational side; the company specific path of travel for accomplishing Environmental Sustainability. The boring side to develop. It just happens to […]

Environmental Sustainability | Tips for Transparency

Implementing transparency returns on the investment because when the easier option is the sustainable one, it is in direct contact with your environmental objectives and the bottom line. Here are five areas that can make a difference. Data. Do you recognise what your energy and resource data tells you? Do you trust the messages coming […]

Environmental Sustainability Matters 2nd Term 2016

Welcome to Environmental Sustainability Matters for your Term 2 2016 Newsletter. The theme for this term is how to produce everyday products for the healthier alternative, minimising your impact on the environment and saving you money. Your Newsletter week starting 11 April 2016 Make your own toothpaste and avoid: Plastic micro beads (phthalates and bisphenol-A […]

Environmental Sustainability is also about mathematics

Environmental sustainability and mathematics for students In 2015 Balanced Sustainability conducted numerous energy audits at primary and secondary schools. From this population the announcement that schools use between 55-62% of their electricity consumption outside student hours is true. A representative distribution of electricity consumption over time at schools looks as follows: To defend a proportion […]

Measuring risk, opportunities and progress motivates greater achievements. The Why, How and What

“If you measure you know what you need to manage”. It is said frequently but has it become common practice in your organization to measure your environmental sustainability risk, opportunities and progress? Why measure environmental sustainability? It can provide leads and guide you where to allocate your resources for those aspiring achievements in cost and […]

Environmental Sustainability Matters 1st Term 2016

Welcome to eight New Year Resolutions to be published in your Term 1 2016 Newsletter. Balanced Sustainability wishes you an exciting year ahead. The theme for the Term is Water. Your Newsletter week starting 1st February 2016 Ever wondered if water has got a carbon footprint? It does. Our water treatment plants use lots of […]

Environmental Sustainability Matters 4th Term 2015

“Why wait three minutes to satisfy the four-minute shower requirement? Take one – save 75%”! Perhaps not your favorite morning solution to cutting your energy cost and environmental impact; never the less, an example of how straight forward energy conservation can be. Welcome to 11 new entries for your 4th Term 2015 Newsletter.   Your […]