Danielle King likes to bring passion for sustainability and strong professional results in equal measure to her sustainability consulting business Green Moves. The company, now 11 years old, works with properties and businesses as diverse as offices, golf clubs, supermarkets and suburban homes. And Danielle plays an active role in industry development. In this market with its rapidly developing appetite for sustainability that’s not a bad set of qualities to offer.
When Danielle King was a high flying executive in international banking IT, she noticed a growing number of businesses that wanted to be more sustainable but didn’t know where to start.
She could see pitfalls and blind alleys everywhere, not to mention a significant waste of money – on a regular basis. Home-owners fell into the same category.
There had to be a better solution. There was. It’s called Green Moves, the business Danielle started in 2009.
“Everybody needs to do their part and there are so many people who want to do so but don’t know where to start,” she says.
“It became my passion.”
With her background in the executive ranks of business there was no way this business was going to be anything but rigorous and strongly focused on delivering value to customers – big and small alike.
Deeply entrenched is the principle of using acknowledged standards and practical metrics.
“This ensures that the investment pays off and achieves exactly what the client expects it to achieve,” Danielle says.
For residential buildings, Danielle and her team will work from the get-go to help residential clients or developers start on the right footing and achieve whatever their ambitions might be for sustainability and energy efficiency – and often to surpass them.
With developer Brendon Collins for instance, Danielle was able to help this Wodonga builder achieve a highly coveted 10 star rating under the Victorian’ Government’s Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the first developer to do so.
For residential home owners the team can work with a new build and refurbishment as well as advise on the often small and easy changes that households can make to consume less energy and reduce bills.
For businesses Danielle and her team also use the most highly qualified and well regarded assessors to provide the ratings and they can provide holistic sustainability assessments covering off key items including energy, water and waste.
They deliver those results using the AS/NZS 3598:2014 standard for energy auditing and the ISO 50,001 sustainability compliance standard that “makes it easier for organisations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management”.
Carbon accounting and reporting are also available to meet growing demand for these services.
Doing is one thing but to achieve more long lasting change, education is called for. So Green Moves has yet another set of skills to their offer: training and behaviour change programs for residential and commercial customers, as well as for associated businesses such as commercial real estate agents.
Danielle also serves on several industry panels including the environment and sustainability board at Design Matters, the QA Advisory Panel for the Energy Efficiency Scorecard for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and she is heavily involved in the City Switch Green Office program.
She is also proud that Green Moves has held a B Corp certification since 2015, demonstrating its rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.
If you don’t know where to start on your sustainability journey, reach out to Danielle King as your first step.