By Craig Zammit

SYDNEY: Rheem Australia has received one of nine Gold Awards at the NSW Energy and Water Green Globe Awards recently held at New South Wales Parliament House which honoured 24 innovative companies delivering projects to cut water and electricity use.

Hosted by New Soouth Wales Minister for Utilities, Carl Scully, and the director-general of the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, David Nemtzow, the Gold Award was received in recognition of Rheem Australia’s energy efficiency, specifically its Energy Smart Business Program.

More than 400 business, industry and government leaders attended the event which honours businesses with outstanding energy and water sustainability standards.

“I congratulate Rheem Australia for their achievements and their commitment to sustainability in their operations,” said Nemtzow.

On its way to winning the Green Globe Award, Rheem Australia saved almost $180,000 on its energy bills and reduced carbon dioxide by 2,833 tonnes.

“Companies like Rheem Australia are leading the way in best practice management of energy and water resources and demonstrating benefits of energy savings to the environment,” he said.

According to Mr Nemtzow, Rheem Australia is also taking a leading role in educating other businesses on how to manage their resources effectively and efficiently, as well as providing input to the government on strategies regarding greenhouse gas emissions.

“Rheem Australia’s forward-thinking approach stands them in good stead in the years to come.

“They are making an important contribution to the NSW Government’s long-term strategy to reduce the State’s greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.