Banana Shire Council – Carbon Inventory

Banana Shire Council engaged CarbonetiX to develop a greenhouse gas inventory for the 2012/13 financial year.  This involved the measurement of emissions generated by the Council’s landfills, wastewater treatment plants, fleet, stationery fuels, street lighting and electricity consumption.  The results of the FY2012/13 greenhouse gas inventory were compared to a baseline inventory developed in 2009 to gauge the environmental performance of the Council and identify prioritised areas to target emissions reduction.

Objectives

  • To improve the reporting processes of Council’s green house gas emissions
  • To identify and document opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by Council operations
  • To empower stakeholders to act on the recommendations proposed by CarbonetiX

Opportunities

A range of opportunities were identified in the FY2012/13 greenhouse gas assessment, which included:

  • Implementation of robust emissions data collection methodologies
  • Installation of energy-saving technology at Council operated wastewater treatment plants
  • Mitigation of methane emissions from Council operated landfills
  • Replacement of general fleet with fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicles
  • Upgrading streetlights with energy efficient lamp technology (i.e. LED)

Benefits

The range of opportunities identified by the FY2012/13 greenhouse gas assessment enables the following key benefits:

  • Stream-lined emissions data collection and reporting processes
  • Reduced electricity bills
  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Reduced operational costs

 

Brendan Wogandt, Environmental Sustainability Advisor, said “Banana Shire Council engaged CarbonetiX to develop a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for the 2012/13 financial year.  The data from the Inventory has been crucial to assisting Council in developing sustainable policies and guiding future projects.  I found working with CarbonetiX to be very productive and was highly impressed by their efficiency and attention to detail.  I was very satisfied with the Inventory delivered and I would certainly consider working with the team from CarbonetiX again in the future.”

 

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