Two of our Business students have been helping DVML improve sustainable practices in two very different respects.
The focus for Bill Hendry's project was sustainable human resource management. He undertook semi-structured interviews with five managers and benchmarked Dunedin Venues Management Ltd's practices against those parts of the Qualmark standard that were relevant for human resources: culture and wellbeing, management style, and employee development. Bill made some recommendations to build on the good things that were already happening:
- A wellness month in July
- A wellness workshop
- A mentor programme for new and junior staff
- Socialising success and more recognition activities.
Praveen Mundel's project focused on improving energy efficiency at Forsyth Barr Stadium, to help Dunedin Venues Management Ltd be an environmentally responsible organisation. An energy audit had already been undertaken so Praveen considered options to make savings in both energy and money in the identified areas:
- LED lights
- Sensor that would turn lights off automatically when restrooms were not being used
- Lutron switch for office areas used all the time, to reduce artificial lighting when natural light levels are high
- Smart thermostat control of heating
- Zelio smart logic controller to improve energy use by the large refrigerators.
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