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Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

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    Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

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    Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

    Partnering for our planet’s wellbeing

    ARTICLE

    Abletech is proud to have joined 499 other New Zealand businesses as an Investor for Impact in New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN). Together we want to make the world a better place for generations to come.

    Sustainable Business Network

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    How do our actions impact the environment? We want to reduce our carbon footprint — the greenhouse gases we emit. We run our office on carbon zero electricity, and we’ve reduced our software’s CO2 emissions, but what else can we do to protect our planet?

    Lowering carbon emissions

    ARTICLE

    Nigel’s household is on a mission to lower their carbon emissions. They’ve changed their central heating. It’s been a full month now — check out the numbers.

    Gas to electric — zero carbon household

    ARTICLE

    The Ramsay family is on a mission to use clean energy sources. Their latest improvement is a system that heats hot water during the middle of the day when their solar generation is at its peak.

    Sustainable future

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    At Abletech we have embarked on the process of seeking advice and following recommendations. Read about some of our efforts below.

    Driving to Whakapapa in a Nissan Leaf

    ARTICLE

    We are on our way to Whakapapa for a few nights. We have a 2017 Nissan Leaf with a 40 kWh battery, which is good for about 200 km of highway driving (5 people with luggage).

    Restoration

    ARTICLE

    The story of converting the 1965 VW Beetle, to electric power, has gained quite a following.

    Cycle commuting

    ARTICLE

    Biking to work is increasingly popular with our developers. Electric bikes reduce the barrier of Wellington hills.

    🥛 Moo-ving to glass 🐮

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    We’re keen to reduce our environmental impact so we’re using glass milk bottles. Remember the good ol’ days when the kids put out the empties? It’s just like that but instead of tokens inside a bottle, we order and pay online.

    Electricity emissions

    Carbon Zero electricity

    ARTICLE

    We’re proud to be using renewable and carboNZero certified electricity, supplied by Ecotricity, at our Abletech headquarters.

    The ‘dots’ indicate the level of energy consumption or generation

    EV Q&A — If I go up a hill, do I gain power when I go down?

    ARTICLE

    The car’s motor will slow down the car when you take you foot off the accelerator, and the byproduct is electricity which flows back into the battery. Technically termed Regenerative Braking, or Regen, this happens automatically (and silently) while you drive. It’s not something you think about.

    Standard household socket used for EV charging

    EV Q&A —Charging: do you need a special plug at home?

    ARTICLE

    Most people with electric cars (EVs) normally need to charge up the battery every 2 or 3 days. If you have a newer car with a larger battery, you might go a week without charging. If you drive longer distances in an older EV, you might need to charge daily.

    Think sustainability abletech

    Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

    ARTICLE

    Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

    Partnering for our planet’s wellbeing

    ARTICLE

    Abletech is proud to have joined 499 other New Zealand businesses as an Investor for Impact in New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN). Together we want to make the world a better place for generations to come.

    Sustainable Business Network

    ARTICLE

    How do our actions impact the environment? We want to reduce our carbon footprint — the greenhouse gases we emit. We run our office on carbon zero electricity, and we’ve reduced our software’s CO2 emissions, but what else can we do to protect our planet?

    Lowering carbon emissions

    ARTICLE

    Nigel’s household is on a mission to lower their carbon emissions. They’ve changed their central heating. It’s been a full month now — check out the numbers.

    Gas to electric — zero carbon household

    ARTICLE

    The Ramsay family is on a mission to use clean energy sources. Their latest improvement is a system that heats hot water during the middle of the day when their solar generation is at its peak.

    Sustainable future

    ARTICLE

    At Abletech we have embarked on the process of seeking advice and following recommendations. Read about some of our efforts below.

    Driving to Whakapapa in a Nissan Leaf

    ARTICLE

    We are on our way to Whakapapa for a few nights. We have a 2017 Nissan Leaf with a 40 kWh battery, which is good for about 200 km of highway driving (5 people with luggage).

    Restoration

    ARTICLE

    The story of converting the 1965 VW Beetle, to electric power, has gained quite a following.

    Cycle commuting

    ARTICLE

    Biking to work is increasingly popular with our developers. Electric bikes reduce the barrier of Wellington hills.

    🥛 Moo-ving to glass 🐮

    ARTICLE

    We’re keen to reduce our environmental impact so we’re using glass milk bottles. Remember the good ol’ days when the kids put out the empties? It’s just like that but instead of tokens inside a bottle, we order and pay online.

    Electricity emissions

    Carbon Zero electricity

    ARTICLE

    We’re proud to be using renewable and carboNZero certified electricity, supplied by Ecotricity, at our Abletech headquarters.

    The ‘dots’ indicate the level of energy consumption or generation

    EV Q&A — If I go up a hill, do I gain power when I go down?

    ARTICLE

    The car’s motor will slow down the car when you take you foot off the accelerator, and the byproduct is electricity which flows back into the battery. Technically termed Regenerative Braking, or Regen, this happens automatically (and silently) while you drive. It’s not something you think about.

    Standard household socket used for EV charging

    EV Q&A —Charging: do you need a special plug at home?

    ARTICLE

    Most people with electric cars (EVs) normally need to charge up the battery every 2 or 3 days. If you have a newer car with a larger battery, you might go a week without charging. If you drive longer distances in an older EV, you might need to charge daily.

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