HELPING LARGE BUSINESSES MOVE TOWARDS CLEANER AND MORE EFFICIENT ENERGY

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Global warming is the most pressing challenge of our times. Australia has committed to dramatically cut emissions by 2030. But without the business world on board, we simply will not meet our target.

Frank Paduch and Paul Peters founded Verdia in 2015 to help businesses move faster towards a cleaner, sustainable energy.

And yet… electricity prices were rising dramatically, while energy-efficient technologies were cheaper than ever. The business case for clean energy was obvious, but most businesses weren’t moving. Why?

Verdia delved into the problem and discovered three key stumbling blocks for businesses:

Lack of confidence in technology and suitability.

Fragmented market with many vendors offering a single technology or having conflicting interests.

Pace to realise benefits

Difficult to rollout projects across multiple sites, in multiple states at the same time when energy projects are not core business.

High risk

Businesses often don’t have in-house resources with the expertise to identify and mitigate risks throughout the project.

Verdia’s business model was designed to help clients move past these stumbling blocks and take control of energy costs.

Three years on, Verdia is working with some of the top 500 energy users in Australia (responsible for 45% of the nation’s energy use), and delivering large-scale projects across five states.

On top of the financial benefits, the environmental savings equate to taking more than 32,000 cars off Australian roads each year.

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the environmental savings equate to taking more than 32,000 cars off Australian roads each year