Training and Consulting

Industrial Ecology

PowerPlay

Green Homes Australia

 

Energy Assessments

In 2014, Skillset Environment became the Industrial Ecology facilitator for inland NSW.  The program was managed by the Environment Protection Authority as part of the State’s $250 million Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Fund. The program aimed to remove 160,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, saving $21 million for participating businesses to 2017. Skillset identified several opportunities including the diversion of timber and organic wastes amounting to around 15,000 tonnes over the period.

2016 saw the completion of PowerPlay, a three-year research program funded through the Department of Industry to investigate different approaches to saving energy and money for low income earners. Our program focused on 920 apprentices and trainees, predominately in NSW, and tested the impact of ‘gamification’ or game play on their energy use.

Survey responses and case studies indicate that PowerPlay has positively impacted on participants, including the promising admission by 94% of engaged participants that they had changed their behavior and/or purchasing decisions as a result of being involved in the program.

For more information please visit the PowerPlay Website.

Skillset Environment delivers training in energy efficient residential housing design to builders all over Australia in partnership with Green Homes Australia. Through this training, each builder is equipped with sustainable building principles to enable them to speak confidently to consumers about the elements and benefits of a green home.

Course content is supported by the ability to conduct training at the Flannery Centre in Bathurst which continues to demonstrate the efficiency that can be gained through adhering to sustainable principle designs.

If you are interested in more information on Green Homes or training please contact info@skillset.com.au

 

Skillset Environment completed an energy assessment of Blayney Shire Council to identify opportunities for saving energy, money and potential on-site renewable generation. The in-depth study resulted in a tool for Council to use that clearly identifies alternative devices (mostly lighting) and the corresponding pay-back period. The study included consideration of the building fabric (walls, windows, roofs, shading, aspect) on energy consumption and comfort and also potential operational and behavioural changes that could result in savings and opportunities for on-site generation. Significant savings were identified at several facilities and Council intends to act on several recommendations in the near future.

If your business is interested in an energy assessment please email info@skillset.com.au