A NuGreen Solutions project for Asia Pacific’s leading provider of logistics services, Toll Group, has received national honours, winning Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project at the 2017 National Energy Efficiency Awards.

NuGreen’s upgrade to Toll’s 18,000-square-metre specialised warehouse facility for Nike in Melbourne, together with Toll’s conveyor system upgrade, resulted in a 54 per cent reduction in energy use.

The upgrade featured energy-efficient lighting systems designed and installed by NuGreen and powered by best-in-breed LED technology suited to Nike’s warehousing needs.

Toll Group Sustainability and Energy Manager Mark Jones said the result reflected Toll’s commitment to becoming cleaner and greener.

“We see environmental sustainability as our corporate responsibility and we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Through Toll’s Smarter Green environmental program we are introducing smarter, more sustainable solutions across all of our operations,” Mr Jones said.

“The site’s power consumption has reduced by 54 per cent compared to the same time last year. These are savings we’re proudly passing directly on to our customer. We’re also keen to replicate the success of this project at other Toll-Nike locations in future.”

Nike Pacific Outbound Manager Ian Black commended Toll for sourcing an effective, efficient solution and driving the result.

“The change to LED lighting in our warehouse has been a great initiative and a real win-win situation. We have reduced our carbon footprint and our electricity costs while improving the quality of our lighting,” Mr Black said.

NuGreen CEO James Chisholm was pleased to see industry recognition for the savings achieved by the turnkey solutions NuGreen can provide.

“NuGreen prides itself on sourcing and seamlessly integrating the best energy-efficient technology for our commercial and industrial clients, regardless of product type,” Mr Chisholm said.

“We are pleased with the savings we have been able to achieve at Toll, for this project and others, and we look to continue our long-term relationship to help achieve even further savings and efficiencies across Toll’s network.”

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management across Australia.

The recognition follows NuGreen, winners of Crown Perth’s Environmental Sustainability Award 2017, after NuGreen achieved emission reductions in excess of 14,000 tonnes of carbon.

View the Toll Group media release, ‘Toll warehouse wins national energy efficiency award’