Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (BA) is a charity whose mission is “Fight food waste and help feed people in need “. BA is a member of Portuguese Federation of Food Banks. BA is based in Lisbon and distributes about 9.500 tonnes of food per year to more than 70.000 people in the area of Lisbon.
The charity decided to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001 to better manage its energy performance and to reduce energy waste.
Electricity consumption has since been reduced by 3%, leading to a saving of USD$6940. This reduction was achieved purely through behavioural change and did not require spend, which is an important factor to a “Charity” like BA.
Further information is available in this factsheet on the Clean Energy Ministerial website.