The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 took effect on 1 July 2006. It aims to improve the identification and evaluation of energy efficiency opportunities by large energy using businesses and, as a result, to encourage implementation of cost effective energy efficiency opportunities.
The Act requires large energy using businesses to:
undertake an assessment of their energy efficiency opportunities to a minimum standard in order to improve the way in which opportunities are identified and evaluated; and
report publicly on the outcomes of that assessment in order to demonstrate to the community that those businesses are effectively managing their energy.
The program’s Assessment Framework takes a whole of business approach to assessing energy use and energy savings opportunities. The framework involves Brickworks looking at the many factors influencing energy use, including leadership, management and policy; the accuracy and quality of data and analysis; the skills and perspectives of a wide range of people; decision making; and communicating outcomes.
Brickworks has registered to participate in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program and the public report is available below.