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NuGreen aim to make the switch to an energy efficiency future as seamless as possible, ensuring businesses can implement total solutions using current operating expenditure rather than capital expenditure.

Above and beyond the fact that the facility will significantly reduce its energy consumption costs, this groundbreaking business model will optimise your cash flow by eliminating the initially high project cost of a retrofit.

NuGreen ensures suitable output requirements for the client project/retrofit.
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NuGreen ensure the solution and design meet the clients’ exact requirements.



Trusted Advisor

Clients that work with NuGreen Solution will be familiar with the term ‘Trusted Advisor’; it’s the way we like to do business that is a significant point of difference in the NuGreen approach.

We value our client relationships, and we are in it for a long term relationship, not a quick gain.

We understand our client’s needs and place their interests in front of our own. Our directors and staff have a genuine interest in our clients and their business, we want to improve their energy efficiency and deliver real value and positive economic and environmental outcomes.

We work hard to understand the clients underlying interests and not just the surface ‘wants’. Our people are reliable do what they say they will do; we are credible, but don’t feel the need to try too hard; we get up close and personal, in a professional way.

Our clients understand we are genuinely passionate and enthusiastic about what we do and the way we do business is with ethics and authentically.

NuGreen Solutions is a leading ‘Trusted Advisor’ to many of the nation’s largest property owners and tenants and equally applies the above characters to any client, no matter large or small.

Energy Management

Effective energy management is a critical aspect of operational and facility management, and one which requires specialist expertise to deliver successful outcomes.

NuGreen Solutions is an Australian based Energy Services Company (ESCO) that provides a suite of energy management services to our clients. We work closely with our clients Finance, Energy, Sustainability, Property and Facility teams to develop a strategy and audit, design, specify, install, maintain and measure and verify a range of solutions.

NuGreen Solutions can deliver any number of services for clients dependent on their unique or specific requirements.

In the list below we feature the common services provided for each role and note the list is non-exhaustive.

The specific services we deliver to achieve development and implementation of a successful Energy Efficiency Strategy are:


Trusted Advisor in Energy Efficiency including:

  • Development of an Energy Efficiency Strategy
  • Guidance and support
  • Knowledge and experience
  • Independency and Company / Product Agnostic
  • Support services to clients Finance, Energy, Sustainability, Property & Facilities Management teams

Energy Auditing, Opportunities Analysis and Reporting including:

  • Level 1, 2 and 3 Energy Audits to AS/NZS AS3598:2000
  • Opportunities Analysis
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting
  • Operational practices and behaviours
  • Building controls and automation and tuning
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Capital asset (plant) improvements
  • High level renewable and low emissions energy investments
  • Building envelope improvements

Energy and business case modelling including;

  • Base case establishment
  • Analysis and review
  • Modelling and metrics
  • Solution adoption
  • Assumptions and risk review
  • Forecasting & Scenarios


Financing and Funding Solutions including:

  • Capital Expenditure
  • Operational Expenditure
  • Lease-to-Own
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s)
  • Government Funding & Grant programs

Design Consultancy, covering:

  • Modelling, Design Development and Final Documentation
  • Value engineering
  • DiaLUX, AGI32 Lighting Design
  • Energy Modelling
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Sensor and Controls architecture
  • Schematics & As-Builts

Specification and Product Supply including;

  • Product selection and specifying (inc Alternatives)
  • ‘Best of Breed’ product identification
  • Research and product development (in partnership with manufacturers)
  • Direct from manufacturer import and procurement


Implementation and Installation

  • Supply and Installation of technologies (LED lighting, HVAC etc)
  • Implementation of solutions
  • Commissioning and Tuning
  • Sub metering and Supplementary hardware
  • Switches, Controls and Sensors

Long term Protection Plan Warranties including:

  • Parts and Labour
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Back to manufacturer

On-going Maintenance and service support (including emergency support)

  • Ongoing customer service and support
  • Response service for warranty issues
  • Service Level Agreement maintenance (as may be required)


Energy Management, Monitoring, Measurement & Verification including:

  • Energy management systems
  • ‘Live’ single site energy monitoring and reporting
  • ‘Live’ multisite monitoring and reporting (portfolio)
  • Measurement and Verification of implemented solutions
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) energy management solutions

Accredited Person (AP), generating and trading VEET (Vic) and ESCi (NSW) certificates:

  • Acting as clients AP in certificate generation and trading

Program and Project Management, Tendering and Implementation including:

  • Program Management of multisite energy efficiency projects
  • Project Management of single site energy efficiency projects
  • Tendering and Procurement
  • Client representative (independent)
  • Project and Contract Administration


Energy Audits

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With electricity prices moving upwards & various network and environmental charges a reality, clients need to closely monitor and manage their energy consumption to avoid significant cost impacts.

NuGreen Solutions assist clients take control of their energy consumption, demand and costs.

The first step is for us to undertake an energy audit on your facilities. In line with AS3598:2000; NuGreen’s experienced team of auditors provide Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Energy Audits.

In short, we:

  • Audit the site and undertake a detailed analysis
  • Review all energy data, billing and network and environmental charges
  • Identify and quantify cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify and quantify revenue generation opportunities (like solar)
  • Report and present our findings and recommendations
  • Prepare quotations and financial modelling
  • Assess and advise applicable grants, rebates and funding opportunities


The scope of an energy audit is extensive and detailed; we consider all energy uses at the site including:

  • LED Lighting, Controls, Sensors and Design optimisation
  • Building Management Systems, Automation, Controls, Tuning and Commissioning
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning Systems, Switches, Sensors and Controls
  • Chillers, Boilers and Variable Speed Drives, Heat Pumps and Motors
  • Building Envelope improvements
  • Sub Metering, Monitoring and Reporting, NABERS
  • Small Scale PV Solar, consideration for a larger system where roof structure can support the installation, installed to reduce reliance and consumption from Grid based power. Please see recent story on our Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s)
  • Micro Wind turbines which (subject to local Town Planning) can be installed and used to reduce reliance and consumption from Grid based power
  • Co-Gen systems (where applicable) again for on-site energy generation and used to reduce reliance and consumption from Grid based power
  • Water and waste initiatives can also be considered
  • Consideration of how an Environmental Upgrade Agreement / Finance (EUA/EUF) or Energy Performance Contract (EPC) could be applied to facilities.

Our experienced team then prepares a detailed report of current consumption, costs and provide a list of fully costed recommended solutions. We also provide estimated projected savings, finance options, certificate rebates (if applicable) to carry out the works.

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Financial Solutions

After working with you to select the most appropriate solution for your facility, NuGreen has the ability to finance the cost associated with the supply of the products and enter into a predetermined financing agreement. The business offers finance on a monthly, yearly basis or financing through a monthly service fee. All these approaches offer a fundamental Environmental Upgrade Finance methodology, which uses a payment approach to amortise the costs over a pre-agreed program period which result in you being able to realise your energy savings from day one.


CapEx

Projects funded from capital expenditure or budgets payable at project completion

OpEx

Projects funded from operational expenditure and can be amortised over a set term and paid monthly

Leasing

Monthly payments are fixed, based on the cost of the equipment and the lease term

EUA

Environmental Upgrade Agreements is low cost finance provided through local councils


EPC

Energy Performance Contracts can offer guaranteed energy savings as part of the agreement

PPA

Power Purchase Agreements are a no capital cost up-front solution for PV solar

Grants

Grants usually provide a financial contribution toward a specific project


Design & Specification

Following an energy audit the design and specification process is one which can determine how successful the implementation and outcomes stage is. NuGreen Solutions takes a ‘Product Agnostic’ approach, this ensures we are designing and specifying solutions which benefit you most.

In a ‘Product Agnostic’ approach we source energy efficiency technology, plant and equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers, designed for optimal performance and fit for purpose.

Our solutions take a ‘total cost of ownership’ approach with a ‘Whole of Life’ view; which considers design, cost, performance, installation, efficiency, maintenance, recyclability, upgradability, functionality and aesthetic.

NuGreen Solutions in-house design and engineering teams provide a range of services including:

  • Modelling, Design Development and Final Documentation
  • Value engineering
  • DiaLUX, AGI32 Lighting Design
  • Energy Modelling
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Sensor and Controls architecture
  • Schematics & As-Builts
  • Product selection and specifying (inc Alternatives)
  • ‘Best of Breed’ product identification
  • Research and product development (in partnership with manufacturers)
  • Direct from manufacturer import and procurement


Project Management

NuGreen prides itself on their ability to deliver projects from concept to completion. From the onset you will be assigned a Project Manager who will manage all facets of the job. This includes the management of the installation which will be undertaken by Australia’s leading Electricians and Installers.

By installing tailored high quality solutions the NuGreen offer has far greater warranty cover than any other product. This protection plan warranty can be from 5-15 years depending on the solution.

The NuGreen business is a specialist deliverer of energy systems with full design, construct and install capability, this offers the client the elimination of the routine maintenance required to replace technology coupled with the associated OHS risks and the presentation issues linked with the replacement of old technology in a seamless turnkey solution.

Project Delivery & Installation

Following the early audit and design phases of an energy efficiency project NuGreen Solutions delivery teams can supply and install all types of services, from a full lighting upgrade, HVAC tuning, and commissioning, chiller replacement, PV solar installation and all other services NuGreen provides true ‘end-to-end’ delivery and installation.

Our national delivery teams have experience working in operational facilities and understand how to implement energy efficiency upgrades in occupied buildings. They work across all sectors and specialist staff can install a wide range of technology, plant and equipment.

In addition, the delivery teams are supported by our project managers and administrators to ensure your installation runs smoothly.

Measurement & Verification

NuGreen can provide online access to consumption data that can be viewed collectively at an enterprise level, site level or individual meter level.

We can enable clients to monitor and compare usage across multiple sites to identify cost savings and energy saving initiatives.

You are able to view carbon emission information to help meet environmental targets, satisfy government reporting and develop energy management strategies.

We can analyse consumption data every month using actual meter data and calculate energy costs before your retail bill arrives to verify its accuracy.

Ratings


NABERS

NABERS – the National Australian Built Environment Rating System – measures an existing building’s environmental performance during operation.

NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts in categories such as energy, water, waste and indoor environment. These environmental indicators and the associated measurement techniques have been the subject of extensive research and deliberation, drawing on international and local expertise.

If you are looking to improve your existing NABERS rating or you are considering obtaining a NABERS rating for your facility contact the NuGreen team.

For more information on NABERS visit https://www.nabers.gov.au/

Green Star

Green Star is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings and communities. With more than 7.2 million square metres of Green Star-certified space around Australia, and a further 8 million square metres of Green Star-registered space, Green Star is transforming Australia’s built environment.

Green Star was developed for the property industry in order to:

  • establish a common language
  • set a standard of measurement for built environment sustainability
  • promote integrated, holistic design;
  • recognise environmental leadership;
  • identify and improve life-cycle impacts; and
  • raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable design, construction and urban planning.

Green Star – Performance is the next generation of Green Star and will transform green building operations in Australia. This revolutionary new rating tool will help green building leaders to activate wide-scale building reform and renewal of their existing building stock. That’s 98 per cent of all buildings in Australia. Green Star – Performance will help building owners, operators and occupants to measure and monitor the environmental impact of their buildings and take practical action to improve their buildings’ performance.

If you are looking to improve your GreenStar rating or you are considering obtaining a GreenStar rating for your facility contact the NuGreen team.

For more information on GreenStar visit https://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/


Rebates & Energy Saving Schemes

There are numerous types of business grants and rebates in Australia that are available at federal, state, local council and private levels which are continually changing. On the federal level, business grants in Australia can cater for all small, medium & larger businesses which will benefit the nation as a whole, whereas on the state, local & private levels, business grants in Australia tend to have smaller funding budgets and focus more towards the small and medium businesses that will collectively assist the state and nation’s overall economy.

NuGreen have a team of experts that understand the available grants and rebates for businesses as well as grants available for manufacturers; we maximise every opportunity that is available for your business.

Victoria: VEET

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme is a Victorian Government initiative promoted as the Energy Saver Incentive. It was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 (the Act) and commenced on 1 January 2009. It is legislated to continue in three-year phases until 1 January 2030.

The purpose of the VEET scheme is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourage the efficient use of electricity and gas, and to encourage investment, employment and technology development in industries that supply goods and services which reduce the use of electricity and gas by energy consumers.

The scheme operates by placing a liability on large energy retailers in Victoria to surrender a specified number of energy efficiency certificates every year. Energy retailers with a liability under the scheme are known as Relevant Entities. Relevant Entities are able to create certificates directly, or purchase certificates in a competitive market, or both.

For more information on VEET visit https://www.veet.vic.gov.au/

New South Wales: ESS

The Energy Savings Scheme is established under NSW legislation. Its main objective is to assist households and businesses to reduce electricity consumption and electricity costs.

Businesses that save energy by installing, improving or replacing energy savings equipment can gain financial incentives by participating in the scheme.

When businesses invest in reducing their energy use, energy savings certificates are created by the voluntary scheme participants that have helped to implement those energy savings activities.

Electricity retailers, who are mandatory scheme participants, then buy the energy savings certificates to meet their own legislated targets, as required by law.

Energy savings certificates are the ‘currency’ of the scheme. The Energy Savings Scheme is not a rebate scheme.

For more information on the ESS visit https://www.ess.nsw.gov.au/

Queensland: Energex

Positive Payback for Business

Positive Payback for Business offers incentives to eligible businesses to implement demand management projects. Such projects lower energy usage during periods of high electricity demand and may also significantly reduce your business’s electricity bill.

If your business is in an eligible area, you may be able to apply for an incentive. The more the business can decrease its peak electricity demand, the greater the incentive will be.

See case studies from businesses that have already taken up the offer.

For more information, visit https://www.energex.com.au/

Smart Blocks – Tune up your building

Smart Blocks helps you save energy in your apartment block’s common areas. Use our expert guidance to start projects, work together and tune up your building.

The Smart Blocks Rebate will reimburse owners corporations a maximum of $3,000 or 50% of the solar or lighting project cost, whichever threshold is reached first.

Smart Blocks is a national program helping apartment owners and their managers to improve the energy efficiency of common property in apartment buildings.

These days, many of us city dwellers live up near the clouds, scraping the sky in high-rise apartments.

Yet apartment buildings are notorious energy guzzlers. On average, residents of high and medium density blocks use 25 per cent more energy than those in detached dwellings. Up to half of this energy use comes from common areas like hallways, car parks and swimming pools.

Saving energy in these common areas makes sense – but it’s not always easy to know where to start.

Smart Blocks was developed in partnership between Strata Community Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne, Owners Corporation Network of Australia and Green Strata. The Smart Blocks program received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

https://smartblocks.com.au/

Community Sustainability Infrastructure (CSI) Fund – Victoria Only

Sustainability Victoria recently announced a new funding program called the Community Sustainability Infrastructure (CSI) Fund.

The Fund is open to Victorian community groups, local government and businesses to lend a hand to achieve local sustainability goals. The objective of the program is to support small to moderate scale infrastructure projects demonstrating best practice and/or innovation that facilitates recycling, energy efficiency and/or local environmental improvement.

The fund comprises two streams:

  • Community grants of up to $50,000 are available to community organisations, charities, and schools for infrastructure projects that achieve either a sustainable energy or resource recovery outcome (projects must be completed within 12 months of being contracted). In this stream the grants are matched dollar for dollar.
  • Local Government and business grants are available to support both feasibility studies and capital expenditure to achieve resource and energy efficiency, resource recovery and/or local environmental improvement outcomes (projects must be completed by 30 June 2017). In this stream the funds are matched on a 1:2 ratio (i.e. the grant covers a third of the costs).

There is cross over between the EEOB program and the CSI fund, specifically as CSIF will fund capital equipment upgrades not eligible under EEOB. Because of this, it has been determined by Sustainability Victoria that any office building owner looking to take advantage of the CSI fund would be required to first apply to EEOB. This means that a new building owner looking to take advantage of the CSI Fund would need to both apply and be approved to join EEOB and complete the stage one opportunities assessment before they could submit a CSI application.

On completing an opportunities analysis through EEOB, a building owner could chose to either go straight to tuning or forgo CSIF funding, or to apply for CSIF funding for the purchase of eligible capital items. If successful with CSI, they would still be eligible to have the costs of installing and commissioning the new equipment through the EEOB stage 2 funding. Monitoring & Evaluation (stage 3 works) would also still be funded through EEOB. Note that funding is also available to building owners already in the EEOB program.

The CSI fund is open until June 2017 or until the funds are exhausted.
https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/funding/community-sustainability-infrastructure-fund

Whole of Life

Whole-life cost, or Life-cycle cost (LCC), refers to the total cost of ownership over the life of an asset.

Also commonly referred to as “cradle to grave” or “womb to tomb” costs. Costs considered include the financial cost which is relatively simple to calculate and also the environmental and social costs which are more difficult to quantify and assign numerical values. Typical areas of expenditure which are included in calculating the whole-life cost include, planning, design, construction and acquisition, operations, maintenance, renewal and rehabilitation, depreciation and cost of finance and replacement or disposal.

Our energy efficiency solutions take a ‘total cost of ownership’ approach with a ‘Whole of Life’ view; which considers design, cost, performance, installation, efficiency, maintenance, recyclability, upgradability, functionality and aesthetic.

Carbon Management

Energy efficiency is a critical way for Australia to waste less energy, reduce our demand on energy resources and lower our greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the amount of energy we use is widely believed to be the quickest, simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy efficiency is important for tackling the challenge of climate change, but it’s also important for Australian businesses to help monitor and cut their own power usage, saving money through implementing effective, energy cost reductions.

At the centre of the government’s policy on climate change is pricing carbon. Many commentators and politicians have referred to this as a “carbon tax”. The idea is that polluters will pay per tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. This cost will initially be set at $23, and increase gradually until 2015, when we will shift to a trading scheme that will let the market set the cost. This is widely thought of as the most effective and least costly mechanism to reduce carbon output and reduce the level of climate change that is occurring.

Since the introduction of a carbon pricing mechanism (Carbon Tax) there has been significant cost impacts to energy bills as the environmental cost imposed on large emitters is passed on to the end consumers.

NuGreen Solutions are experienced at assisting clients navigate this complex area and can provide services to assess and reduce your carbon tax liability.

For more information on the current carbon tax situation visit https://www.environment.gov.au/

Contact NuGreen Solutions today on 1300 300 025 or email sales@nugreen.com.au to find out more about how we can help your business reduce energy and save money