Transport Energy Audit Standard : seeking your views

Implementing energy audit recommendations usually achieves significant cost savings. However the current Australian Standard for energy audits is based on auditing commercial buildings and is not practical for transport.

Transport operations have characteristics that produce variability in energy performance and make fleet energy use difficult to model:

–          Very high variation in routes, loading and traffic conditions;

–          Vehicle operators strongly influence energy performance;

–          Regulations, such as noise or load limits, provide constraints.

A new transport-specific standard, AS/NZS 3598.3 Energy Audits-Transport Sector, will be the first of its kind internationally. It is intended to help transport operators find the approach best suited to their business for assessing energy efficiency and reducing costs .

To develop a standard of practical value, the consultation process seeks additional expertise to address the specific data measurement and analysis needs of the road, rail, aviation and maritime industries.

You can contribute at the Standards Hub Website as referenced in the inside cover of the draft standard, available here.

Comments close on 10 April 2014.

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One thought on “Transport Energy Audit Standard : seeking your views”

  1. Good one mate!

    I have passed it onto the people here who may have an interest in that.

    Thanks and regards

    Jamie Bradford | Jacobs SKM | Logistics & Procurement Manager | ANZ Resources & Power T +61 8 9469 5069 | M + 61 400 198 186 | E jamie.bradford@jacobs.com Level 11, 263 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia http://www.jacobsskm.com

    (Please update your records to include above new email address)

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