ASB has branches of various sizes located all around New Zealand. Traditional energy efficiency approaches werent working – the team just couldnt be everywhere at once. Despite a range of efficiency improvements being taken, energy use and costs kept rising.
Initial analysis identified significant opportunities for improvement – right from Dargaville in the North to Christchurch in the South. In 2012, as a market first, energy monitoring was installed at every ASB branch and Energy Management Plan implemented to target a 20% reduction initially.
ASB’s early leadership in energy efficiency and carbon reduction has seen energy use across the entire portfolio decrease by a staggering 46%. ASB has utilised the data analytics of the ESP platform and the ESP engineering team to embed energy and sustainability into their every day business.