One early response by the Australian Government to the global financial crisis was to invest in household sustainability. The Green Loans Program offered householders a free sustainability assessment, giving advice on saving energy and water.
Ultimately, the $175M program encountered difficulties, though less than the insulation program. The government always intended to audit the 4,000 assessors and their work, but circumstances were increasingly difficult and the auditing spanned an election.
Scott led the AECOM team that won the $4.3M audit services contract and was its Project Director throughout. Scott oversaw the team that reached 50 consultants nation-wide, with 100 working on the project overall. The team undertook numerous ‘desktop’ audits, site visits and company audits, as well as additional analytical services.
The project leadership worked with the client to adapt activities to fluctuating circumstances. Client expectations were satisfied and they could provide rigorous reports to the Australian National Audit Office.