FIL takes control of its future energy costs.
From 2002 through 2007 FIL's factory output doubled while energy prices increased by 43%. But FIL still paid the same $ amount for energy in 2007 as they did in 2002. Taking a “plan or be planned for” approach, the Mt Maunganui based chemical company, limited its exposure to rising energy costs through use reduction, regeneration and self-sufficiency. The first Interactive Planning cycle halved the company’s energy cost per tonne. Innovative design and execution ensured the projects had a return on investment of over 30%.
The second Interactive Planning cycle, completed in early 2008 with a move to purpose designed premises, set a new benchmark for energy efficiency in manufacturing.
The man behind Ecoeffect
Gavin Cherrie believes it is possible to enjoy abundance and still regenerate our natural capital.
In the natural world everything is seen as a resource, when any creature excretes or dies others are lined up to harvest both the materials and the energy. By learning from Nature's systems and designs we can enjoy the social benefits of profitable business and still restore the earths resources.