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The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – October 2018

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Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for October 2018


Empire State Building: A beacon for energy efficiency

The iconic Empire State Building in Manhattan was given a $550 million refit nine years ago to make it more energy efficient. Now, the building has reduced its energy consumption by 38% or US$4.4 million annually.

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Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040

The International Energy Agency has released the Energy Efficiency 2018 Report: Analysis and Outlooks to 2040. The report looks at why energy efficiency's potential remains untapped despite its significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

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ACU Australia's most energy-efficient uni

Australian Catholic University has recently been named the most energy efficient Australian university by the annual Benchmark Survey of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association. ACU outperformed more than 35 Australian universities in categories including greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, water conservation and energy use.

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Energy productivity a new key link to improve profitability

According to ClimateWorks Australia, businesses are spending more than 15% of their operating costs on energy. To save money and boost profitability, company executives and directors should embrace improving their energy productivity. "It's imperative now for any business that it understands what's going on in the energy market, what opportunities it has in energy efficiency, using renewable energy, and demand management. There is a lot that companies can do, and should be doing.” says Luke Menzel, chief executive officer of the Energy Efficiency Council.

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Technology making food production more energy efficient

Food manufacturer Simplot Australia has been running a global energy efficiency program, which aims to reduce energy intensity – gigajoules of power per tonne of product produced – by 25 per cent in 10 years. The company’s National Energy and Environment Manager, Graham Bryant, says setting an energy reduction target is important to make energy savings.

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