Case study: Hockey Queensland

Built environment Energy South East Queensland (North)

Hockey Queensland has reduced its energy intensity by 59% and waste intensity by 65% between 2017 and 2020.

From its initial consultation with ecoBiz, it has been able to budget for and action recommendations to improve and significantly reduce it’s carbon footprint while benefiting financially.

Key initiatives to reduce energy use

Hockey Queensland made extensive and ongoing investment in energy efficiency measures to reduce the amount of energy used per operating hours:

  • Using a Brisbane City Council (BCC) Lord Mayors’ Community Grant, they upgraded all office, gate entries, courtyard and grandstand lighting to LED and installed energy-efficient lighting on both fields.
  • Their new changing rooms and amenities also use LED lighting.
  • They changed their hot water system in change rooms from electric to instantaneous gas so that water is only heated when the tap is turned on or when someone walks in for showers.
  • Electric air vents are used in the change rooms rather than air conditioning. The vents are automatically switched on and off with the lights.

Key initiatives to reduce waste

In addition to their recycling bin for paper and cardboard packaging, they introduced eight bins for members and the public to recycle cans and bottles for the Container for Change scheme. It was estimated that this initiative alone reduced the amount of waste Hockey Queensland sent to landfill by 30%.