A.G. Coombs Goes Solar

December 14, 2018

Solar power has started flowing at A.G. Coombs head office in Moorabbin.

The 99.2 kW system made up of 320 photovoltaic panels is expected to produce on average around 380 kWh per day and over 138,700 kWh annually, which is approximately 50% of the building’s annual energy consumption. During working hours, this will significantly reduce our grid-connected load and electricity usage.

The greenhouse emissions avoided through our production of renewable solar energy is expected to be equivalent to those from:

62 average passenger vehicles driven for a year, or

900,000 kilometres driven by an average passenger vehicle, or

28 home’s electricity use for one year.

Implemented with support from the Commonwealth Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme the project substantially reduces environmental impact of A.G. Coombs operations.

A.G. Coombs are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and to providing industry-leading technical and advisory services to assist our customers and business partners to do the same.

A comprehensive Environmental Program was implemented in 2004 and
A.G. Coombs have programs in the following areas:

  • Minimising environmental impacts of A.G. Coombs Group operations and our supply chain organisations. This relates to our utilisation of materials and resources (metals, refrigerants, fuel, consumable goods, energy, water etc.), and waste and management.
  • Minimising environmental impacts of our customers’ businesses through the proactive provision of our environmental capabilities and services. This relates primarily to energy and water efficiency however extends to broader environmental issues and providing senior consulting support to assist customers to establish environmental programs.
  • Minimising the environmental impact of the property, construction and facility management industries through our significant leadership in and contribution to industry associations and initiatives.
  • Minimising the environmental footprints of our staff and site personnel in their private lives through the provision of education, training and coaching.

The A.G. Coombs Group operates a fully documented environmental management system that is independently certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems framework.

For more information on A.G. Coombs Environmental Program please see here.

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