Good for business, good for the environment.

05/07/2012

That’s the catchcry of LJ Hooker’s sustainability program aimed at helping real estate professionals in its franchise national network to cut their biggest business costs – power, paper and petrol – 3Ps.


The 3Ps is a customised dashboard created by CarbonSystems, which enables users to easily monitor, measure and report their power, paper and petrol expenses each quarter.


The 3Ps program was launched in early 2012 after extensive testing and piloting. It 600-plus residential, finance and commercial offices across Australia and New Zealand access to training, resources and tracking and reporting software.


As local LJ Hooker offices save money on their operational costs, it will also reduce their impact on the environment through lower CO2 emissions, energy use and natural resource use.


This decision to focus upon power, paper and petrol has generated high levels of support and buy-in among a number of leading LJ Hooker’s franchise outlets.


For the past year LJ Hooker has been monitoring and reporting the sustainability performance of its corporate offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Adelaide, Perth and Auckland with CarbonSystems’ Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP).


The cloud based software cuts the time and cost of managing corporate environmental information by streamlining the capture and tracking of energy, fuel, water, emissions and other consumption data from utilities and third party suppliers.


LJ Hooker’s head office has seen a 17 per cent reduction in power use in the past year, and an average five per cent decrease in power use across its state offices. ESP produces financial grade sustainability-reporting capability and the insight that businesses need, to accurately target cost saving programs.


About CarbonSystems

CarbonSystems helps companies to improve their sustainability measurement and reporting. CarbonSystems Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP) is cloud-based software that streamlines the capture and reporting of quantitative and qualitative source data in energy, emissions, the environment and corporate social responsibility reporting.


The software is used by 110 clients in over 50,000 locations in sectors such as corporate property management, education, electricity and gas, government, food services, fast moving goods distribution, information technology, mining, logistics, and professional services.


CarbonSystems’ clients include blue chip companies and organisations around the world, including the CSIRO, Colliers International, Canon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, Fortescue Metals Group, Fuji Xerox, The GPT Group, LJ Hooker and Microsoft.

 

CarbonSystems is a client of ATP Innovations, Australia’s leading technology business incubator, also named the world’s best internationally connecting incubator.

 

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