Energy Efficient Business

E-bulletin, February 2016

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

Welcome to the February Energy Efficient Business e-bulletin, bringing you news and information to help your business use energy more productively.

Double the value of your energy spend

An upcoming Sydney conference aims to showcase the things you need to know to double the value of every dollar you spend on energy.

Held over three days between February 24 and 26 at the Novotel in Manly, the Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity is packed with international and Australian industry experts.

Improve your business case success rate

More efficient use of energy is a key step in increasing productivity and reducing your business costs.

But how can you best plan, develop and communicate the business case for your energy efficiency projects?

An upcoming training course aims to help you identify the features of a successful proposal, and the financing options that can help fund your projects. There’ll also be valuable networking and peer learning opportunities.

Places are still available for the March 1 and 8 Building the Business Case course.

Following attendance, participants may also be eligible to access up to $3000 worth of support.

"Attending the Building the Business Case training course and taking up the additional post-training support was a very smart move. As a result, we had our business case for a solar energy project approved after an earlier proposal had been rejected by our board. We are now saving about $28,000 a year off our energy bills.” Mahmoud Chatila, Property & Sustainability Coordinator, Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
Find out more and register

Financial assistance to make your business more energy efficient

Looking to understand your energy use and what to do about it?

We may be able to assist.

Depending on your project, our assistance package can include:

  • Up to 50 per cent off the cost of an energy audit to identify your key savings opportunities
  • Up to $10,000 for technical expertise (such as engineering design) to support implementation
  • Up to $15,000 funding assistance for measurement and verification services to ensure that your project is delivering you the expected savings
  • Advice to access finance for your project including the NSW Energy Savings Scheme

This support is best suited for businesses that spend more than $80,000 a year on energy.

Find out more

Snapshot of success

"Our energy audit has helped identify ways to save up to 22% of our campus’ annual electricity costs. We’ve already installed solar and negotiated a new energy supply contract. In October alone, we saved 15,000 kW of power!"Steve Laidley, Manager, Coffs Harbour Education Campus

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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).

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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 the warehousing and cold storage sector.

Find out more

Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped Austral Bricks reuse landfill gas as a cleaner alternative to natural gas, saving them around $250,000 off their energy bills each year.

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.

Find out more

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.