Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Question
Why should we commence the audit, reporting and rating process now?
Companies that commence the energy reduction process early will be in much stronger position when energy prices increase. Furthermore companies that have addressed their environmental credentials will open themselves up to greater opportunities with companies that are requesting environmentally sustainable principles
NABERS ratings will become a requirement under mandatory disclosure. The rating process may take some time to collect the data required to complete. Owner and manager of commercial building that commence this process earlier will manage the transition to mandatory disclosure much more effectively.
Do you operate under specific standards?
We guarantee the work carried out is compliance with the Australian Standards and the governments Voluntary Carbon standard.
All NABERS ratings are independently verified by the department of Environment and Climate Change prior to the issue of a rating.
How is the carbon calculator created?
The information was sourced from various locations including the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors, which provides yearly updated coefficients for coal fired electricity and gas in Australia. Determining the calculations for flights and vehicles was based on a range of evaluations.
Once all the data and variances in CO2 production were collated and assessed, we were able to produce a tool that is an accurate average calculation for vehicle and flights. Electricity and gas is based on the coefficient per kilowatt hour from the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors.
Where are the carbon offsets sourced?
Carbon offsets are sourced from accredited projects under various scheme’s. Each carbon offset has been accredited by scheme administrators to measurably reduced or prevent the release of carbon dioxide. For each carbon offset, 1 tonne of carbon dioxide has been removed or prevented from release.
Green Pass sources carbon offsets from methane capture projects. For example, a biomass project works on capturing the methane release from waste and burning it to create electricity. As methane is a very harmful gas, 21 times more harmful than CO2 in fact, having 1 tonne of methane in the atmosphere is as bad as having 21 tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere. By capturing that 1 tonne of methane to then burn to generate electricity, it is converted into 1 tonne of CO2, therefore reducing 20 tonnes of CO2 equivalent being released and helping to reduce the effect of global warming – and generating electricity at the same time.