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Epson Australia joins the Energy Efficiency Council
Continues strong commitment to sustainability and energy efficient technologies
SYDNEY, 9 May 2019 – Epson Australia has joined the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. The move is part of Epson’s continued commitment to sustainability and energy efficient technologies. It is this commitment which led Epson to integrate the inherent efficiencies of its PrecisionCore inkjet technology across its range of printers, in particular the WorkForce Enterprise series, which uses up to 87% less power than comparable laser printers.*
Epson is the EEC’s newest Sponsor member, joining the ranks of industry leaders ANZ, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Signify.
Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel said, “Over the past decade, the EEC has been a vehicle for bringing together individuals and organisations with a deep interest in energy efficiency, and for coordinating effort that drives change. Epson’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is clear, and we are delighted to welcome them as one of our most senior and passionate members. We look forward to working with the team to further our shared goal of making sensible, cost effective demand side solutions standard practice across the Australian economy.”
Epson Australia GM Craig Heckenberg said, “The decision to partner with the Energy Efficiency Council was an easy one because both organisations share common values when it comes to energy efficiency. Epson is playing an active role in helping Australian businesses reduce their energy consumption by delivering high quality products that require less energy to operate, without compromising on performance or cost.”
Heckenberg continues, “We see businesses every day, taking practical steps to reduce their energy consumption but there is still more work to be done. Australian businesses are already switching to LED lighting and more carbon efficient air conditioning systems but another area that should also be considered is office equipment. Laser printers and copiers consume a high amount of energy when compared to a business inkjet printer such as Epson’s Workforce Enterprise. By simply switching your laser printer or copier to inkjet you can drive down energy costs even further, while continuing to make a positive contribution to the environment”.
Epson Australia shares the EEC’s ambitious aspirations for the sector and is integral to the development of innovative practice and an informed policy debate. Epson actively strives to provide products and services in a manner that fully supports its global and corporate philosophy of protecting the earth’s environment and cooperating with the local community.
As a result the company has had some notable achievements in the areas of environmental conservatism and sustainability including:
In 2002, Epson Australia became one of the first printer vendors in Australia to achieve certification to the International Standard ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.
The NSW Energy and Water Green Globe Awards had awarded Epson a Gold Medal in 2006 as part of the Energy Smart Business Program for having over 75% of its operation energy efficient.
Epson Australia has also achieved finalist status three times for the 10 Year Sustainability Life Award at the Gold Green Globe awards.
Epson Australia continuously sets aggressive targets for reduction of CO2 gas emissions, and re-uses or recycles (diverts from landfill) at least 60% of all waste emanating from its Head Office site in North Ryde.
Epson Australia also ensures on an ongoing basis that:
Environmental considerations are included and consistent in all aspects of the company’s business planning and operations.
Conservation of the use of raw materials and resources in the company’s operations to continually reduce the environmental impact of their business.
Compliance with all relevant environmental laws and regulations, ordinances, and other requirements.
Contribution to community discussion where these relate to the company’s operations through legislation and policies of environmental agencies.
Performance improvements through setting achievable environmental objectives and targets.
Regular reviews of the company’s ongoing activities, practices and procedures.
*Epson WorkForce Enterprise max power consumption of 320W is 87% less than the average of 22 laser counterpart 60 ppm+ models available in the Australian market as at 31 October 2018, based on manufacturers’ own specifications.
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About Epson and Epson Australia
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.
About the Energy Efficiency Council
The Energy Efficiency Council is Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. Formed in 2009, the Council is a not-for-profit membership association that exists to make sensible, cost effective energy efficiency measures standard practice across the Australian economy. We work on behalf of our members to promote stable government policy, provide clear information to energy users and drive the quality of energy efficiency products and services.
The EEC’s full suite of policy recommendations for promoting smart energy use across the Australian economy are set out in the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook.
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Game of Thrones up 17 percent on last season premiere
· Biggest daily VPM audience for 2019 across Australian television
· Foxtel linear viewing smashes previous season openers
Foxtel’s premiere episode of the final season of Game of Thrones has shattered records as viewers flocked to watch what has been lauded as the most highly anticipated television premiere of all time.
The Game of Thrones season opener, titled, ‘Winterfell’ marked the triumphant return of the worldwide television phenomenon, which streamed exclusively on Foxtel Now and aired on the FOX SHOWCASE channel yesterday in a global television simulcast.
The day one episode reached an overnight linear audience across all airings of 962,000 viewers marking an increase of 17 percent on the season seven premiere in 2017. Foxtel anticipates continued record breaking performance once the consolidated data becomes available.
The first episode also delivered an additional total premiere day audience of 333,000 who streamed it live or On Demand across Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO – the biggest daily VPM audience for 2019.
The epic six-episode final season of HBO’s global TV sensation will bring about the show’s stunning conclusion, as viewers are transported back to Westeros, where White Walkers, and the army of the dead, led by the dreaded Night King, have broken through the fabled Wall and started their deadly march on the Seven Kingdoms.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said, “The Wall may have fallen but last night’s ratings have rocketed Game of Thrones higher than ever as Australia joined the rest of the world in watching this global television event in numbers never before seen on Foxtel. Yesterday’s viewership is a testament to the hunger that fans have had over the past two years for the return of the unrivalled action, drama and intrigue that only Game of Thrones can deliver and we are thrilled with the result. Frankly there is no other show like it. It is the television series of a generation,” he said.
“On Demand streaming of all past seasons of Game of Thrones on FOX SHOWCASE was higher than ever as fans binged in anticipation of the season premiere and we fully expect today’s record breaking numbers to grow as even more customers continue watch encore screenings and relive the action On Demand.”
Over the past seven seasons, Game of Thrones has become a cultural phenomenon, attracting record viewers and critical acclaim worldwide. The show also stands as the most Emmy Award-winning primetime scripted series ever, with a record 47 awards.
The Game of Thrones cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel and Isaac Hempstead Wright.
Game of Thrones season 8 streams on FOX SHOWCASE every Monday at 11:00am AEST with an encore at 8:30pm AEST throughout the final season. It is also available to stream from FOX SHOWCASE On Demand following the 11:00am stream. Viewers can also watch every prior season of Game of Thrones from FOX SHOWCASE On Demand.
Every Monday, for the duration of Game of Thrones’ finale season, Foxtel is streaming Thrones 360 LIVE, where the hugely talented former Channel [V] and Australian Idol host James Mathison and rising media star Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen, will join a live audience at Foxtel studios to recap that day’s Game of Thrones episode, alongside celebrity guests and some of the country’s most die-hard Game of Thrones experts. Thrones 360 LIVE streams Mondays at 9:30pm on FOX SHOWCASE and FOX.
Game of Thrones and HBO are exclusive to FOXTEL in Australia.
Media Release: Monday, March 18, 2019
Running times confirmed for
final six episodes of Game of Thrones
The estimated running times for all six episodes in the finale season of Game of Thrones, which premieres in Australia exclusively on Foxtel from April 15 at 11.00am AEST, have been confirmed by HBO:
Season 8, episode 1
Debut date: Monday, April 15 at 11.00am AEST
Estimated running time: 0.54
Season 8, episode 2
Debut date: Monday, April 22 at 11.00am AEST
Estimated running time: 0.58
Season 8, episode 3
Debut date: Monday, April 29 at 11.00am AEST
Estimated running time: 1.22
Season 8, episode 4
Debut date: Monday, May 6 at 11.00am AEST
Estimated running time: 1.18
Season 8, episode 5
Debut date: Monday, May 13 at 11.00am AEST
Season 8, episode 6
Debut date: Monday, May 20 at 11.00am AEST
Estimated running time: 1.20
The Game of Thrones finale season will screen globally from 11.00am AEST on Monday, April 15 and consists of six episodes and a seventh “behind the scenes” special which will wrap the series.
Subscribers to FOXTEL and FOXTEL Now will be able stream new episodes every Monday from 11.00am AEST.
Game of Thrones and HBO are exclusive to FOXTEL in Australia.
For viewers wanting to catch up on the previous seven seasons of Game of Thrones, every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now. Viewers can also catch a Game of Thrones marathon of all seven seasons on the BoxSets channel throughout March.