Let the Cleantech Effect give your business a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Wednesday 29 June 2016
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Achieving better environmental performance and reduced running costs - these are just some of the benefits that businesses can experience by implementing Cleantech solutions.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Cleantech Effect 2016 on July 29 at Lake Kawana Community Centre will showcase leading industry experts to help local businesses find cost-effective and innovative cleantech solutions at this annual conference, business showcase and networking event.

Popular science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will be a guest speaker at the event. He’ll  explore some great moments in both science and society as a backdrop to examining the current and emerging trends in Clean Technology, whilst indulging in a bit of speculation about what the future holds.  

Sunshine Coast-based GoZero Energy will be among more than 20 Cleantech companies exhibiting on the day and Energy Consultant Will Waters said he was excited to show more Sunshine Coast businesses how they could benefit from Cleantech solutions.

“Well known local business identity Shadforths Civil Contractors recently installed 80kW, 37.5kVar Power Factor Correction and energy monitoring at their Forest Glen facility on the Sunshine Coast. Working with local Cleantech business GoZERO they were able to benefit from the use of energy engineering software and finance modelling to provide the best fit solution resulting in them making substantial savings from day one.”

“Early projections are showing that payback will be quicker than originally anticipated.”

Shadforths Director, Ray Shadforth said endeavouring to be at the leading edge of sustainable practises had always been a top priority for Shadforths.

“When we identified that the significant energy consumption in our main workshop and head office could be reduced through the installation of a renewable solar energy system, we worked with GoZERO to achieve these goals - using our electricity more efficiently and sourcing it from solar,” he said.

“The solutions are successfully reducing our carbon footprint daily, contributing to the health of our communities and resulting in savings on our bottom line, all of which we believe is a socially responsible step to take within the local business community.”

Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Stephen Robinson said The Cleantech Effect 2016 is ideal for businesses, facility managers and building owners that want to explore long-term solutions that will give them a sustainable competitive advantage.

“It will showcase leading experts and cleantech case studies and businesses will hear about the latest cleantech trends and hot topics straight from the leading sources,” Cr Robinson said.

“As one of the seven high value industries for the region, Clean Technologies is a key sector providing long-term economic growth and employment opportunities, and is fundamental to the Sunshine Coast fulfilling its vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, clean and diverse.”

The Cleantech Effect is delivered in partnership with Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast and through the generosity of the following supporters: GoZERO, NAB, Urbanise & EA Plus, ARA Mechanical, Latronics, Sunquest Industries, Unitywater and TAFE East Coast.

For more information about Cleantech Effect 2016 or to register for the event, visit:

www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/CleantechEffect