Transforming carbon, energy and utility management
Carbon and Energy Efficiency Services (CarbonEES®) is a Wellington based sustainability and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management company, that works with clients across Aotearoa – New Zealand. Using our patented software, e-Bench®, we provide energy efficiency and sustainability management services to many high profile private and public sector organisations such as central and local government, banks, universities, and research institutes.
CarbonEES® are members of the Sustainable Business Network, Carbon and Energy Professionals, Sustainable Business Council, the New Zealand Green Building Council and are a signatory to the Climate Leaders Coalition. As an organisation, we have reduced our GHG emissions by 90% from our 2010/2011 baseline year through 2022.
As well as saving our clients money and reducing carbon emissions with our unique software products, we offer a range of services including energy and utility management consulting , energy auditing , tariff reviews , power factor analysis, energy contract procurement and carbon emission reporting.
CarbonEES® was established in Wellington, New Zealand in 2000 by Geoff Bennett and the late Armour Mitchell. Today we remain proudly owned and operated by our directors who, with their specialist team, support operations across New Zealand.
Get in touch today to discuss how CarbonEES® can help your business towards zero carbon.
To lead by example in a carbon constrained world and towards Zero Carbon.
To act as a socially minded business and to promote sustainability and the general well-being of society in general.
To contribute to the education of others and to walk the talk in terms of being a model employer and corporate citizen.
MEET THE TEAM
Chief Executive, director and shareholder
Geoff is one of the co-founders of CarbonEES® and the architect behind its world-leading e-Bench® software. An electrical engineer by training, Geoff ran a successful facilities management consultancy in the United Kingdom before returning to New Zealand to establish CarbonEES® in 2000. Geoff has been a board member of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand and represents New Zealand on the World Energy Council Subcommittee for Markets and Risk Management.
Chair and shareholder
Stuart brings a depth of business management expertise to CarbonEES® and ensures the business meets all its financial and social obligations. The former CEO of international legal publishing company Brookers, Stuart is involved in a number of small and medium enterprises alongside his role of Chair. He has been with CarbonEES® since 2005 when he acquired a shareholding from co-founder Armour Mitchell.
Director and shareholder
An experienced business mentor and coach, with involvement in a range of start-ups, Dennis has a background in IT, including as CEO of computing services company CCL Group. Like Stuart, Dennis has been with CarbonEES® since 2005 when he acquired a shareholding from co-founder Armour Mitchell.
Director, shareholder and
e-Bench® lead developer
A shareholder since 2010, Iain has been involved with CarbonEES® since 2001 as a lead developer of its e-Bench® software. Iain runs his own specialised IT company, Jumbletree, which designs science and engineering information systems. He has a background in geographic information systems, predominantly in the science arena, including 10 years as development team leader at GNS Science.
Client data and report manager
Robb is responsible for managing the interface between e-Bench® and our clients and retailers, ensuring data is provided efficiently and accurately and that clients can get value out of e-Bench®. He joined CarbonEES® in 2003 after many years working as a mechanic.
Sustainability and business operations manager
After working as a Data Analyst and Business Analyst for CarbonEES, Don is now responsible for helping clients with developing carbon inventories, setting emissions reduction targets, and with projecting future emissions. Prior to CarbonEES, Don worked as a renewable energy research assistant at Te Herenga Waka. Don joined CarbonEES in early 2022.
Jenifer is responsible for the smooth running of the administrative and accounting elements of the business and maintaining and updating the website. Jenifer has over twenty years’ experience in finance and administration together with a background in communication arts and graphic design. Jenifer joined CarbonEES® in early 2023.
Charleen is responsible for data administration support in undertaking Carbon Inventories. She is studying a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting and Taxation. Charleen joined CarbonEES® in 2022 whilst completing her studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
Michelle is responsible for data administration in e-Bench®. She is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance, information systems and taxation. Michelle joined CarbonEES® in 2023 whilst she is completing her studies.
We are committed to sustainability and have affiliations or association with these like-minded organisations :
CEP supports its members through a range of activities that raise skills, knowledge and competence in energy management. The CEP EnergyMasters accreditation scheme recognises individuals who have met competency requirements in their relevant technical disciplines such as Energy Auditing, Process Heat, Compressed Air, Refrigeration, Pumping and Fan Systems, and Commercial Building Lighting and HVAC.
The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) provides advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable. Wherever you are on your journey to more resilient, socially and environmentally responsible profit, SBN can help. SBN helps its members collaborate and learn; profile stories and connect; and access practical support.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research are one of New Zealand’s Crown research institutes with a core purpose of driving innovation in the terrestrial biodiversity and land resources. Their core responsibilities include the improving the measurement and mitigation of greenhouse gases from the terrestrial biosphere and assisting New Zealand industries and organisations to develop within environmental limits and meet market and community requirements.
Gridspy offer an affordable and effective solution for electricity sub-metering requirements that actually works. New Zealand developed, Gridspy is a complete solution providing the monitoring devices, with interval data down to 1 second and the software dashboard where it can be observed and data that can be integrated into other systems such as e-Bench®
ecoPortal is an integrated sustainability software system that is very people focussed. Whilst it does provide energy & sustainability management reporting, it also offers risk & compliance, health & safety, quality, corporate social responsibility, consent management and corporate social responsibility. e-Bench® manages Big data and integrates with ecoPortal to provide a full suite of reports.
The members of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association Inc (TEFMA) provide vital strategic and operational infrastructure and services in support of tertiary education in the Australasian region. Drawing on the support and activities provided by TEFMA, members add real value enhancing the teaching, learning, research and community service outcomes of their institutions.
WaterOutlook and CarbonEES® now have a Heads of Agreement. Detailed process data captured by WaterOutlook can be easily rolled up and integrated into the benchmarking and reporting framework provided by e-Bench®. This spans across energy and water efficiency measures as well as accounting for CO2e and equivalents from wastewater treatment.
Please get in touch to learn more about how the two products can drive additional value together.
ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS AND CLIMATE RISKS
Supply chain risks are minimal, as our supply chain only consists of the following:
Loss of main electricity supply to our offices and therefore our servers. This is possible, but then we have a UPS backup, so manageable for short periods without electricity.
Loss of internet connectivity due to the providers suffering extreme weather events. We have two pipes into our office and two providers.
Loss of access to financial systems. If the main banking system failed, then this would be a problem beyond our ability to fix and payments would be delayed until the problems might be rectified.
Access to the office in Wellington. As we are on the 6th floor in a CBD building, our risk of flooding is probably non-existent. The building is rated at 190% of code in terms of earthquake strength and therefore we are comfortable on that element also. Most of our staff presently walk to work, so disruption to Wellington transport systems is not a factor we need to be concerned about.
Loss of access to our servers (we are a Software As A Service provider) is not going to happen as we host our own servers in our office and we have a backup offsite. We also run three servers all virtualised to one another – all with mirrored hard drives. It means we have six copies of the database at all times.
Hacking of systems. We have been Penetration tested and found to be secure. We maintain two external facing firewalls, one running a Microsoft operating system, the other on a Linux platform. We also have a Sophos Endpoint internal firewall that can shut down and isolate any single machine that becomes compromised without affecting the rest of the network. We also run anti-virus and malware Sophos software that is updated at least twice a day.