Energy Efficient Business

E-bulletin, April 2016

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

Welcome to our April e-bulletin, bringing you news and information to help your business use energy more productively.

New guide makes a complex technology simple

A new decision-making guide aims to help businesses determine if voltage optimisation (VO) technology will benefit their site.

VO works by adjusting voltage supplied to a site, better meeting the requirements of certain equipment and lights.

Batteries — a powerful revolution on the way for business?

Battery storage technology is being hailed as a game changer for businesses. But is now the right time to invest in an energy storage system?

OEH Metropolitan Branch Director Tom Grosskopf explores the issue.

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Professional development opportunities for energy auditors

New one-day training programs are available for energy professionals delivering audits.

Aimed at consultants delivering energy audits, the training will be delivered by Dr Paul Bannister, one of the world’s leading authorities in energy efficiency.

Run by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), the Sydney session takes place on June 3, while May dates are available for Brisbane and Perth.

Discounted rates are available to EEC members.

Find out more and register

Snapshot of success

“Our energy audit identified savings of over $50,000 a year. We’ve just installed two 100 kW solar systems, and are now looking at our gas use. ” Greg Clarke, business and housing services manager for aged care facility Autumn Lodge

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Contact us

The Energy Efficient Business team of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage offers technology advice, training and assistance with accessing energy efficiency finance. To find out how your organisation can save energy, visit our webpage, email us, or phone 1300 361 967 (ask for the Energy Efficient Business team).

Energy saving tips for your industry

We’ve developed new webpages to assist businesses in specific sectors easily locate the tools and top tips to be more energy efficient. Check out our page for those in manufacturing.

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Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped a commercial office building in Sydney CBD achieve a 5 ½ star NABERS rating, with highly efficient systems to heat, cool and provide lighting.

Watch their story

Upcoming training courses

From the entry level to the more technical, there’s something for everyone looking to make better use of energy.

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Tools and other resources for your business

We’ve developed a number of tools and resources that will help you with your energy project. Check out our calculators here and our technology and sector guides here. A step-by-step walkthrough on selecting and obtaining the right financing for your project can be found here.