SCLAA kicks off energy efficiency program

Industry reserach survey first step in savings initiative for small to medium enterprises

September 10, 2013

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia’s (SCLAA’s) energy efficiency project is underway today, starting with an industry research survey.

Unveiled in June, the project came about after SCLAA gained a $743,310 in Energy Efficiency Grants Program cash to develop and deliver what it calls 'Energy Efficient Solutions for Australian Transport and Logistics SMEs'.

SCLAA says the program’s focus will be on reduction in usage of electricity and
all types of fuel and refrigerant, along with optimisation of transport, loads, materials handling, cold chain logistics and scheduling, amongst other efficiencies.

The program is targeted to SMEs with 1-200 full time equivalent employees that either warehouse, 3PL, or transport goods around their region or across the country.

It involves the creation of an online energy efficiency assessment tool, to assist firms to benchmark their energy performance against industry best practice, and then move on to a series of workshops.

"The steering committee ensuring our content is appropriate and targeted includes the Australasian Railways Association, Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia, GS1 and the SCLAA," the association says.

"Stage 1 of the Project is to survey the industry, leading to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Assessment Tool and eventually to the rollout of training to 30 locations across Australia."

Components are available here or here.

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