Dr. Mark Simpson
Dr. Ally and Titus
Dr. Katie and Scrappy Coco
Dr. Alissa and Teddy
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Our mission doesn't end at providing the best possible veternary care...
SUGARLOAF ANIMAL HOSPITAL also have deep and passionate convictions when it comes to our natural environment. That is why we have committed to decreasing our electricity consumption, installing solar hot water and photovoltaic cells, and engaging in environmentally-friendly waste management including specifically recycling.
Sugarloaf Animal Hospital joined Energy Hunter in April 2013. Kate Simpson, the practice manager and owner, has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and joined Energy Hunter to:
- gain a better understanding of their electricity bill and energy consumption patterns
- identify energy saving opportunities
- determine what the costs and payback period would be for various energy efficiency projects.
Since joining the program and working with the Energy Hunter team, the main way that Kate was able to reduce their energy consumption was through behaviour change with her team.
This included placing signs next to all the light switches saying ‘Do you need me on?’ and turning off high energy-using equipment (such as x-ray machines), as well as lights and office equipment when not in use.
In just six months the hospital saw a considerable reduction in their energy usage and managed to reduce their electricity bill by 25%. This meant that the practice was saving on average $2,000 per annum in energy costs.