About SOSJ Consulting

PhD and Honours Degree qualified, Sandra draws upon over 15 years of private and public sector experience in the areas of sustainability, environment, climate change, low-carbon, circular economy, energy management and renewable energy. Sandra is passionate about helping industry and business to achieve sustainability goals while improving efficiencies.

Since 2016, Sandra has an ongoing role as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission as part of the European Innovation Council Accelerator Programme. This programme supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized business and innovators to develop and bring to market innovations that support the European Green Deal and ‘Fit for 55’ policy areas:

  • climate change mitigation and adaptation,
  • clean, affordable and secure energy,
  • transitioning of industry to clean and/or circular economy,
  • accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility,
  • realising a zero emissions ambition.

SOSJ Consulting helps business optimise efficiencies in reducing energy spend, measuring carbon footprint and other sustainability impacts.




SOSJ Consulting delivers expert advice to government, business and people helping to measure, understand and reduce the impact of carbon and energy intensive activities in your value chain.

Sustainability Advice

SOSJ Consulting helps government, business and people improve their environmental footprint. Expert guidance includes zero emissions planning, climate change mitigation, environmental management, renewable energy planning, circular economy, and sustainable rural enterprise initiatives.

Practical sustainability advice is delivered ensuring that all environmental, financial and social parameters are considered.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Carbon Footprint)

SOSJ Consulting helps you to understand the greenhouse gas emissions that occur as a result of your company’s activities and operations. The starting point is identifying and calculating your Corporate Carbon Footprint. Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 greenhouse emissions can be measured and calculated, these are defined as follows:

Scope 1: Direct greenhouse (GHG) emissions that occur as a direct result of your company’s activities and are under your direct operational control.

Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions that occur from the purchase of electricity, heat or cooling.

Scope 3: Indirect GHG emissions that arise as a result of your company’s activities but are not under your operational control. Scope 3 activities cover a wide range along a company’s entire value chain. The Scope 3 emissions for one company are the Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for another company

From your Carbon Footprint, a Carbon Management Plan, Science Based Targets and Net Zero Emissions Roadmap can be developed to help navigate towards reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.

Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) Analysis can form part of this work, comparing carbon abatement opportunities at different cost scenarios (examples of carbon abatement opportunities are: energy efficiency, clean energy, carbon offsets). This type of analyses allows the user to easily understand what volumes of abatement can be achieved and the costs at a particular point in time. The MACC curve provides an essential tool for strategic decision making in carbon reduction and zero emissions planning.

SOSJ Consulting has delivered Carbon Footprints, Carbon Management Plans, Net Zero Emissions Roadmaps for Government, Municipal Authorities, Electricity Networks, Water and Wastewater Utilities and a wide range of private industry sectors.

Energy Management

SOSJ Consulting can help business reduce their energy spend through more strategic energy management.

An energy audit, simply put, is an assessment of how and where you use energy in your business.

SOSJ Consulting offers flexibility in energy management advice ranging from a review of electricity bills which can in some cases quickly pinpoint where best to concentrate focus and identify quick wins to a more detailed energy audit which delivers a comprehensive report showing the breakdown of energy use by category (IT, lighting, heating etc.) with practical energy efficiency recommendations.

Renewable Energy

As an Independent consultant SOSJ Consulting provides impartial advice and does not represent any technology supplier.

Business operations are assessed and the most suitable renewable energy opportunities are recommended.

These can include a detailed financial investment assessment.

Tailored Advice

SOSJ Consulting offers tailored advice to address specific sustainability challenges through independent review, evaluation and technical due diligence, feasibility assessment, cost benefit analysis, business case, strategy and roadmap development.

SOSJ Consulting draws upon expertise from a wide range of fields including climate change mitigation and adaptation, fisheries management, water and wastewater, energy management, renewable energy, sustainable rural enterprise, sustainable development and carbon offsets.

Business Cases

SOSJ Consulting helps deliver business cases for government and private sector across a vast suite of carbon abatement initiatives including energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport, green technology and emerging innovations.

SOSJ Consulting draws upon international experience as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s European Innovation Council Accelerator Programme.

Recent Projects

Assisting the local Noosa community in working towards their community net zero greenhouse gas emissions target. Part of this work was the Development of 10 case studies showcasing Noosa businesses with solar with the aim of encouraging other businesses to invest in solar. The case studies documented electricity consumption, solar system size, payback period, financial and electricity savings for that particular business.

Case Studies Overview

Noosa Marina

Paint Right Noosa

Di Henshall Interior Design

Andrew’s A Grade Mechanical

Noosa Sun Motel


Email sandra@sosjconsulting.com or call today on +353 (0)87 2650774. Alternatively use the contact form below.