The Epping Club achievements in the sustainable use of natural resources and leadership on climate change have once again been recognised through 2010 Green Globe awards.
We were Gold Award winners in 2000 for participation in the NSW Government’s Energy Smart Business program by achieving a 75% reduction in energy consumption and this has continued and the number of projects and energy savings have grown and in turn generated a positive return to the environment and financially to the business.
Some fantastic results have been achieved from 2000 to 2012. The Epping Club have successfully developed innovative strategies to reduce costs including water consumption, energy consumption and waste reduction. This can be demonstrated through a variety of implemented programs and business activities which includes:
- A 15% reduction in overall water bill from installation of pressure reduction valve to water mains supply.
- A 75% reduction in water usage in all areas of the Club with a 6 star water time flow technology, dual flush water saving system to all toilets and waterless urinals.
- A 67.5% savings from implementation of Bio-Tech product to the Club’s trade waste system, a reduction in grease trap pump out from 8.6 times a year to 2.8 times a year as well as a reduction Sydney Water processing fees.
- A 64% reduction in energy usage by replacing 4 x 9w with 1 x 13w down light in all bathrooms throughout the Club.
- A 40% reduction from halogen down light in energy usage by replacing 50w with 20w halogen lamp throughout the Club.
- A 15% increase in efficiency from installation of a chilling system to ice makers. The chill system will assist in reducing the ice making time by 15%.
- Ensure laundry services that the Club contract uses environmentally friendly detergents.
- A 15% reduction in water usage from installation of Enware water efficient smart rinse to all kitchens through participation in Sydney Water water saving programs.
- Monitor and review Asset Management Plan to ensure that any motors or compressors that are to be replaced are energy efficient. All service contractors and mechanics must have full C.F.C accreditation.
The Epping Club have implemented sustainability objectives in working with its suppliers/contractors and these includes:
Waste management contractor who is committed to the principles of sustainable development and capable of recycling (glass, plastic, cardboards, -Remondis Waste Management
Contracted laundry services that uses environmentally friendly detergents as well as processes in place that meets Sydney Water requirements.
Cleaning chemical supplier who is committed to formulate products to help increase safety, lower the use of water and energy and reduce the chemicals and waste released to the environment. – Ecolab