We believe that strategic advice is only as good as the outcomes that it produces. Powered by our custom-built software, we offer a suite of pragmatic, action-oriented services dedicated to creating tangible changes for our clients. We pride ourselves on providing content rich, relevant strategies that allow decision makers to do exactly that: make decisions. Also, the strength of our tools mean we can provide insights in a matter of days, rather than months.
Here’s a list of some of things that get us out of bed:
STRATEGIC URBAN DESIGN
We provide an evidence base for city managers and developers so important planning decisions are not left to chance.
We call this Strategic Urban Design.
Drawing from various local and third party data sources, our tools help us to empirically draw a link between development decisions and the impact on a range of metrics including greenhouse gas emissions, development costs, household affordability, peak utility demand, travel patterns and infrastructure. This allows us to advise on future impacts of development decisions before they are made and identify how resources should be allocated accordingly.
What we do:
- Land use planning & urban design
- Integrated transport & parking solutions
- Financial feasibility & affordability analysis
- Infrastructure & utility planning
- Governance policy and advice
- Development Sustainability Plans
CITY MASTER PLANNING
Too often we have seen city authorities move directly into implementing technical solutions without first understanding the resource consumption, financial and governance context within which they operate.
We provide city managers with a wider context that allows them to compare and contrast the implications of their decisions at a citywide scale.
Our software allows us to adopt a broader view, drawing on a range of integrated datasets across resource consumption, travel patterns, socio-demographics and financial parameters, to ensure cities develop solutions that meet their needs and address the issue they are trying to affect.
What we do:
- City scale sustainability and resilience strategies
- District energy & water solutions
- Feasibility analysis and ‘go-to-market’ solutions
- Building Incentive schemes
- Policy analysis & development
INTEGRATED RESOURCE & CARBON MANAGEMENT
Carbon management has become more than simply a reporting and compliance issue. Rising energy costs has meant that streamlined resource and carbon management offers a significant cost saving opportunity for organisations,
It’s simple; It’ll make you money.
By utilising our custom resources and carbon management software, we have a track record of identifying efficiency opportunities that are easy for our clients to implement and will save them money.
What we do:
- Billing Data Validation
- Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS)
- Australian Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme
- Carbon Disclosure Project
Understanding building performance requires more than assessing existing consumption rates or compiling a detailed inventory of building services. It means ensuring that the unique location, type and operational characteristics of the building are understood in order to reconcile audit results against actual end-use consumption data.
We help reconcile building performance data across your entire portfolio to identify tangible & achievable cost savings
Considering that the suitability and cost effectiveness of individual efficiency or emissions abatement actions are highly dependent on the building to which they are deployed, Kinesis ensure the results of our audits are normalised against actual end-use data and reflect the real performance of the subject building. This ensures proposed actions are suitable for the building and provides the accuracy required to make long term, strategic management decisions and implement a cost effective action strategy.
What we do:
- Building audits to Level 1, 2 or 3 Australian Standard AS/NZS 3598:2000
- Costed asset management and efficiency implementation plans for assets and property portfolios.
CSR & INTEGRATED REPORTING
Demonstrating ‘return on social investment’ has long been the holy grail of reporting challenges. While several frameworks have attempted to quantify social metrics, few have applied the analytical rigor required to draw a clear correlation between cost and social impact.
We provide an analytical framework to quantify and empirically assess the impact of corporate social initiatives.
Through leveraging the analytical capabilities of our reporting tools, Kinesis can provide a uniquely holistic approach to reporting by identifying clear links between environmental, social and financial metrics. In doing so, we help our clients adopt a truly integrated approach to decision making and reporting while also appeasing the requirements of shareholders and management.
What we do:
- Identification of social & environmental materiality and shared value
- Social & environmental data management (quantitative and qualitative)
- Validation & Tracking of sustainability strategy
- Cross metric analysis
- Target setting & workflow
- Social Impact assessment
We’re not in the business of writing reports that gather dust on a shelf. We also recognise that any strategic advice is useless without considering the stakeholders it will ultimately impact.
We do everything we can to help our clients turn insights into tangible action.
Inclusive stakeholder engagement can build valuable trust with external stakeholders, identify risks early, encourage innovation and drive internal momentum for a project, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient implementation process. Drawing from our experience working with some of the more “complex” public sector clients in Australia, we have refined a structured engagement process that requires minimal resource and ensures tangible outcomes that meet an organisation's strategic vision.
What we do:
- Stakeholder analysis
- Internal governance review
- Risk management assessment
- Community engagement facilitation
- Communications strategy