Case study: Whitbreads Cordials Energy Efficiency

Energy Manufacturing North Queensland

Whitbreads Cordials is a well-known iconic brand of beverages which was founded in Charters Towers over 120 years ago.

The beverage manufacturer successfully minimised the cost of doing business by implementing a range of energy saving initiatives. These included installing:

  • a 30 kW solar PV system
  • LED lighting
  • heat recovery on icemaking machines
  • gravity fed water supply removing the need for a three-phase electric pump
  • various machines placed on timers to take advantage of solar energy.

This case study is part of a series of case studies that have been developed as part of the Queensland Communities in Transition project. It was prepared by The Ecoefficiency Group as part of the Clean Growth Choices Consortium with funding from Queensland Department of Environment and Science.