Telstra Calls for Bottom-Line Energy and Water Savings
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra has a large portfolio of properties including upwards of 5000 telephone exchanges Australia wide and commercial properties in all states of Australia.
Telstra wanted to achieve real savings that went straight to Telstra’s bottom line and produced tangible, auditable financial and environmental savings while meeting mandatory compliance requirements to improve energy and water efficiency.
Since 2006 Ecosave has assisted Telstra in this pursuit. Telstra has concentrated their efforts in NSW and Canberra. . Energy and water savings projects have been completed in 187 exchanges within New South Wales and 10 commercial properties in various states.
THE SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED IN TELSTRA BUILDINGS INCLUDE:
- Lighting refurbishments, replacements and retrofits
- Installing voltage reduction units
- Installing CO sensors and Variable Speed Drives in car park extraction systems
- Water fixture upgrades
It was essential for Telstra to have no interruptions to their service, particularly at the strategic exchanges. Ecosave achieved this by adhering to all Transfield and Telstra’s requirements and by closely supervising their contractors throughout the project, to mitigate the risk of any interruptions
JANAKA WIMALARATNE- NATIONAL ENERGY MANAGER, TRANSFIELD SERVICES