Coca-Cola Amatil taking up the Challenge
The Australian, 25 May 2000, p 19.
The Greenhouse Challenge is a voluntary initiative between Australian
industry and the Federal Government to abate greenhouse gas emissions.
The Challenge is part of the Australian Greenhouse Office.
Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd, a member of the Greenhouse Challenge
since 1999, has introduced a series of lighting measures to cut its energy
use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through its Challenge membership.
As a leading manufacturer of soft drinks, Coca-Cola Amatil is supporting
the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games through supplying soft drinks to athletes,
volunteers and spectators at the Games. The Coca-Cola Company is a Team
Millennium Olympic Partner.
New Lighting System
Lighting accounts for about 15 per cent to 20 per cent of total electricity
used at Coca-Cola Amatil's sites across Australia. Originally, lighting
in the company's soft drink bottling plants and warehouses was a on,
all on system.
Introducing new lighting management systems has delivered us substantial
energy savings at each of our plants, says Mr Colin Hastwell, Coca-Cola
Amatil's senior project engineer.
Most importantly, we were able to integrate the new lighting controls
with out different plants' needs, ensuring that we could achieve optimum
Under the company's Greenhouse Challenge Cooperative Agreement, each
site investigated several lighting management systems to find the most
suitable for its particular conditions.
A new lighting system has been progressively installed at different sites,
allowing lamps to be controlled individually or as groups in specific
work areas. At Coca-Cola Amatil's Kewdale bottling plant, in Western Australia,
daylight levels are monitored in three locations and enable the continuous
dimming of lamps.
Coca-Cola Amatil is expecting to reduce greenhouse emissions at all sites
by more than 2,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, or 1.35 per cent of emissions
generated from bottling and beverage packaging.
Our lighting electricity consumption has dropped by 30 per cent
to 40 per cent at all our sites, says Mr Hastwell. We're now
saving between $30,000 to $50,000 per annum at some sites, including our
beverage packaging plants.
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