January 31, 2020 Environment & Sustainability

Beyond Bank

About Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank Australia is one of Australia’s largest customer owned banks, with assets under management over $4 billion, 195,000 customers, 49 branches, access to over 3,000 rediATM’s and 600 staff.

They  provide personal and business banking services along with financial services. Beyond Bank work closely with community groups supporting charitable organisations and initiatives through fundraising, donations, and actively helping volunteering within the community.

Utilising Trellis

Trellis is utilised by Beyond Bank to capture and analyse utility data from across their national operations. It is predominantly utilised by environment and facility teams to monitor meter connections and di-connections and suppliers. Additionally, Beyond Bank is a certified B-Corp member, so Trellis supports with meeting compliance obligations and performance tracking.

Trellis Technologies has also supported the Bank to identify selective representative, anomalous or significant sites using the data within their Trellis profiles to model benefits of various energy saving measures.

A total of $49,636/annum in savings have been identified across Beyond Bank facilities, which for a capital expenditure of $154,223 demonstrated a total simple project payback period of 3 years.

Importantly, behavioral changes and utilising existing programmable settings on equipment have been identified ensuring Beyond Bank has continual small wins amongst the larger opportunities.

Energy Savings Identified

In addition to the common suggestions for improved efficiency in lighting, utilising device efficiency settings and narrowing the permitted temperature range on the space cooling and heating, Trellis Technologies identified the following unique opportunities for Beyond Bank’s facilities:

  • Re-configuration of the HVAC venting systems to condition only the occupied spaces
  • Switching off of the light fittings located within half a meter of large windows
  • Installation of an awning for a large east facing window to reduce the solar heat gain during the day

Maturing Sustainability & Environmental Management

Beyond Bank have placed a concerted focus on sustainability reporting and management utilising Trellis. As signatories to the B Corp standard, Beyond Bank have been proactive in measuring, reporting and improving their sustainability performance and this journey continues.

More Information

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