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SCLAA kicks off Energy Efficiency project

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has launched the Energy Efficiency Project, a comprehensive program providing small medium enterprises (SMEs) in the logistics sector with actionable information to save on energy costs. </span> <p>SCLAA will look to use the project to inform companies of areas energy can be saved on the road, by rail, by sea and by air.</p><p>The steering committee for the project includes not only representation from the SCLAA, but also from the Australasian Railways Association, Refrigerated Warehouse &amp Transport Association of Australia, and GS1.</p><p>SCLAA national director, Mark Skipper, told Rail Express the aim of the program was to establish cost-justified ways to save energy in the logistics sector.</p><p>“The goal is to reach as many of the 409,000 SMEs in the transport and logistics space in Australia,” Skipper said.</p><p>Key areas, according to Skipper, where energy can be saved in logistics, include in the use of refrigerant, electricity, gas, diesel, petrol and LPG.</p><p>“[Energy] can be their biggest expense outside Labour, so providing cost justified ways will impact on their profitability,” Skipper added.</p><p>Stage 1 of the project is to survey the industry, leading to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Assessment Tool and eventually to the rollout of training to 30 locations across Australia.</p><p>SCLAA is offering those who take the survey the chance to win a Toyota Hand Pallet Truck, contributed by Toyota Materials Handling, or an iPad 3, contributed by SCLAA.</p><p>Take the survey <a href="http://www.sclaa.com.au/home/EnergyEfficiencySolutions/SMEIndustryResearchSurvey/tabid/304/Default.aspx">here</a>.</p>