Improvement in energy efficiency is currently the single most important action we can take to reduce the carbon emissions which are warming the planet and exacerbating climate variability around the world. The efficient use of energy is the particular focus of Amaroo's Power of One program.
Energy efficiency at home and in business
Environmentally positive energy measures include the use of solar and LED technology and building insulation as well as behaviours such as turning off lights and appliances when they're not in use. Re-use and recycling of waste materials also helps save significant amounts of electricity. More hints for saving energy.
Amaroo has a new hybrid-electric (PHEV) vehicle, along with dedicated shed and solar panels for charging. Our brief is to collect data on its performance.
Sustainability in schools
The Queensland Sustainable Schools website can assist schools in all aspects of sustainability, including the development of a School Environment Management Plan (SEMP). The website has a specific section on energy.