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Barbara Albert, Managing Director of Sustainable Business Consulting and co-founder of 100% Renewables will hold a presentation on how organisations can achieve 100% renewable energy at the OEH 'Post Paris' forum.
In her presentation, she will provide a sneak preview of her upcoming book “Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy – A Guide for Leading Organisations”. She will introduce the four-step-method and the options for making electricity consumption, natural gas and transport fuels fully renewable.
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Is this you?

* Are you tired of having to pay consultants a fee year on year to help you get through the NCOS process for carbon neutral accreditation?
* Would you like to have a go at filling in the NCOS documentation requirements yourself to increase your knowledge in carbon management?
Then Sustainable Business Consulting's capacity building program might be a cost-effective option for you.

One of our clients, a council, recently took advantage of this offer. We up-skilled council staff to effectively complete the annual NCOS application in house. We worked with the nominated staff member to complete the NCOS reporting to the standard required to achieve carbon neutral certification on an annual basis. We facilitated the learning of the staff member, including enhancing their ability to identify and meet any challenges in completing the required reports.

The desired outcome was that this council is now able to repeat the process the following year without external assistance. A key deliverable of this project was a report that detailed the NCOS application writing process, including key learnings as well as any feedback provided to the council in preparing the NCOS application. The process was clearly and comprehensively documented so that any new staff member joining the organisation could replicate the process to the level required by NCOS for certification.

Contact us if you are interested in having your staff up-skilled in carbon management or NCOS carbon neutrality: b.albert@sustainablebusinessconsulting.com.au
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Sustainable Business Consulting would like to congratulate Coffs Harbour City Council on adopting the Renewable Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan last Thursday.

'We are so proud of Coffs Harbour City Council to have adopted their ambitious plan to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030', Barbara Albert, Managing Director of Sustainable Business Consulting said, 'and we are very proud to have been involved in Council's journey in developing their plan which will help them achieve this target'.

The Coffs Coast Advocate published a story on Councils renewed pledge to reduce emissions here: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/a-renewed-pledge-to-reduce-emissions/2997569/

Sustainable Business Consulting is currently helping Port Macquarie-Hastings Councils with the development of their Renewable Energy plan. If you would like to have a chat about how we could help you with your renewable energy needs, please contact barbara [at] 100percentrenewables.com.au
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Have you heard your competitors publicly declare a commitment to power their operations with 100% renewable energy and wondered how this is technically possible without breaking the bank? Have you followed the cost curve of renewables and watched with excitement how some of them already match the price of fossil fuel based energy?

While transitioning to 100% renewable energy is a new mega-trend in sustainability it is no easy task to do cost effectively, and in the best interest of your business.

Barbara Albert, co-founder of 100% Renewables, will release her book 'Four steps to 100% renewable energy - A guide for leading organisations' in mid-2016. Her book can be the difference between success and failure for your organisation venturing down this path.

Barbara Albert's book is due for release in mid-2016 and will be available in hard copy, as well as digitally through Amazon.

Send an email to info@100percentrenewables.com.au if you want to be notified once the book has been released.
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Warringah Council uploaded a video of Barbara Albert, Sustainable Business Consulting's Managing Director. Barbara is speaking on the topic of Energy Efficiency for small and medium sized enterprises. The video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fab-k731z70 and the PowerPoint presentation can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/barbaraalbert/sbc-on-energy-efficiency-for-smes-dec-2015
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Barbara and Patrick have just returned to Sydney after kicking off a project with Port Macquarie Hastings Council for the development of a long-term sustainable energy plan. They met with council’s project manager and several key organisational stakeholders across council’s most important assets and divisions. Council is looking for a review of their current energy situation, advice on the suitability, benefits and costs of utilising Council’s existing assets to generate renewable energy and a long-term energy strategy with consideration for the future financial sustainability of Council.
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If you want to hear from the consultants that developed the Renewable Energy Master Plans for Coffs Harbour and Lismore Councils, attend our next Energy Management course in Sydney on 9 March and 7 April (day 2). Barbara will personally teach this course and share her experience in energy management and developing energy management plans. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/business/energy-management-training.htm
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It is with great excitement that we are announcing the launch of a new company called 100% Renewables. The purpose of this firm is to help leading organisations and councils with mapping out a path to 100% renewable energy and with implementing and sustaining the plan over time.

100% Renewables was co-founded by Barbara Albert and Patrick Denvir who have been developing plans to achieve 100% renewable energy since 2014. They were the principal consultants of the renewable energy master plans for Lismore (2014) and Coffs Harbour (2015) City Councils, two of the first councils in Australia to commit to a 100% goal.

After analysing the market in depth, we found that most organisations have the following problems with committing to a goal of 100% renewable energy:
1) They don't know what their options are and don't have the in-house experience to develop a pathway to 100%
2) They don't know how much it will cost them and how their competitors and customers will value the achievement
3) They lack senior management commitment and buy-in from key organisational stakeholders

We have got a proven methodology for overcoming these hurdles. We package feasible, preferred and financially viable energy efficiency and renewable energy options in a plan that has the buy-in and ownership of senior management and key stakeholders. Our strategy is fully costed, easy to understand and focuses on the commercial business cases that demonstrate the financial advantages. The ultimate benefit is the ability for our clients to show cost-effective sustainability leadership and to thrive in a market where competitors might already be seizing this opportunity.

If you are interested in how 100% renewable energy might work for your organisation, please get in touch with Barbara at 0408 487 648 or Patrick at 0408 413 597

More information can be found on the SBC page at http://sustainablebusinessconsulting.com.au/energy-2/launch-of-100-renewables-a-company-devoted-to-helping-leading-organisations-and-councils-achieve-100-renewable-energy/
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SBC performed 26 sustainability assessments for businesses in the Leichhardt LGA on behalf of Leichhardt Council's SMART program. We used our in-house developed assessment tool that rates businesses efforts across energy, water and waste. Across all the organisations, our assessments identified total average annual $ savings per SMART business of $4,592 and total annual $ savings across all businesses of $119,394. These are great sustainability outcomes that help businesses save money and increase their bottom line.
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