Prestigious award for Property & Campus Services

April 14 / 134

Mr Harry Troedel with his Business Leader of the Year award. Credit: Climate Alliance Limited
Mr Harry Troedel with his Business Leader of the Year award. Credit: Climate Alliance Limited

Harry Troedel, Sustainability Manager, Implementation at Property and Campus Services, has been awarded the prestigious Business Leader of the Year award as part of the Climate Alliance 2014 Business Leadership awards. 

Mr Troedel was honoured for helping to deliver more than 32,000 tonnes of carbon emission reductions since 2008, which amounts to annual savings of more than $3 million in energy bills for the University.

Climate Alliance is a non-profit membership organisation which provides the Australian business community with information to help voluntarily reduce companies’ carbon footprints and mitigate the risks of climate change. 

The awards celebrate the achievements of Australian business leaders and organisations that have addressed the risks and opportunities of climate change. 

Chris White, Property and Campus Services Executive Director, said the award was well deserved recognition of Mr Troedel’s work.

“It is excellent to see Mr Troedel acknowledged with this award. I also thank everyone in Property and Campus Services and the University community who contributes towards these initiatives to help reduce our carbon footprint,” Mr White said.

Mr Troedel said he was honoured to be recognised for his contribution in addressing the challenges of climate change for the University and the wider business community.

“As leader of the University’s Energy Reduction and Carbon Mining initiative since 2008 I have managed more than 200 projects with help from University staff, contractors and students to achieve a more sustainable campus.

“My work with private contractors means the knowledge and expertise we have developed together to reduce carbon emissions can also be shared outside the University sector with the general business community,” he said.

The projects Mr Troedl has been involved with since 2013 include heating, air conditioning, ventilation and lighting improvements, plastic bottle reduction and solar panel installations.

Mr Troedel expressed his gratitude to Property and Campus Services staff Colin Reiter, Mark Davies, Danielle Rostan-Herbert, Clare Walker, Van Hung Le, Melanine Ashe, Joseph Burrows and Vladimir Poposki, for their help with the University’s energy reduction projects.





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