Managing 3,500 properties with a wide range of uses, distributed around Auckland with a small team is a huge challenge for Auckland Council. However with energy efficiency targets to meet the Council team needed to focus on achieving and sustaining gains through partnership.
The ESP energy and water monitoring solution was implemented at nearly 70 of the Councils largest, or most used buildings. The team is able to remotely identify and target improvements in the portfolio and be alerted when anomalous usage occurs. Initial targets were low, however with the solution proving itself annual reductions of 5% are now targeted.
The council have achieved energy savings of 11.73GWh (the amount ~1,035 households use each year), avoided 1,231 tonnes of CO2-e and are on track to save $1.5m per year in operating costs. Throughout Covid-19 the team was able to monitor key sites remotely, ensuring they were efficiently shutdown whislt still ensuring appropriate ventilation for their use.