As part of its long-term goal to reduce its carbon emissions, Austrian Post identified improving energy efficiency in its buildings as a key strategy. To achieve these energy use reductions, the postal operator has identified the upgrade of old lighting with LED systems, replacing existing boilers with more efficient models and improved building insulation. Austrian Post’s status as the country’s largest logistics company was an important factor behind its decision to launch its ‘CO2 Neutral Delivery’ programme.
The scheme has three phases: firstly, avoiding emissions and increasing efficiency; secondly, identifying alternative sources of energy; and thirdly, compensation. As part of the first phase, internal energy audits have proven to be highly effective in helping Austrian Post prioritise measures to reduce its energy consumption and lower its emissions.
Since 2015, 14 energy efficiency measures have been implemented under the postal operator’s CO2 Neutral Delivery programme, which have yielded an estimated annual saving of approximately 1m kWh. In 2016, Austrian Post plans to launch an additional 10 to 15 measures to help the company further reduce its carbon footprint.