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E-Bulletin: January Edition

Happy 2016! Welcome to the January Energy Efficient Business e-bulletin, bringing you news and information to help your business use energy more productively.

Make 2016 your year to be more energy efficient

Financial assistance is available to help you make better use of energy in 2016.

Aside from direct cost savings, greater energy efficiency has been shown to yield numerous productivity benefits, from improved staff wellbeing to reduced machinery downtime and maintenance requirements.

OEH may be able to assist your business with the following:

  • Up to 50 per cent off the cost of an energy audit
  • Up to $10,000 for technical expertise (such as engineering design) to support implementation of your project
  • 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.

In addition to this, energy efficiency training courses are available at a subsidised rate of just $200 per person in metropolitan Sydney, and $100 per person in regional areas. These practical courses are designed to be useful to all businesses – small, medium and large.

Attendance also qualifies you for post-training support valued at approximately $3000, helping you put what you’ve learnt into action. This is available to you for just $300.

Find out more

Tap into clean energy with ARENA

Larger businesses interested in the potential of renewable energy may be eligible for assistance from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Its priorities for new investment includes large scale solar projects, as well as the use of renewable energy in industrial processes.

ARENA has approximately $2.5 billion in funding, which is legislated and extends until 2022.

Find out more

New professional development opportunities for energy audits

In light of new Australian standards for energy auditing, the Energy Efficiency Council has new one-day training programs for energy professionals delivering audits.

The training is suitable for all consultants delivering energy audits and will be delivered by Dr Paul Bannister, one of the world's leading authorities in energy efficiency. Registrations are now open for the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 23 February 2016, Sydney
  • Thursday 25 February 2016, Melbourne

Discounted rates are available to EEC members.

Find out more and register

We’ve replaced over 20,000 lights with more energy efficient options such as LEDS, giving us estimated savings of over $250,000 a year.

— Mark Dibblin, General Manager Operations, Luna Park

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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 the agribusiness and irrigation sector.

Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped automotive suspension manufacturer Monroe Springs (Australia) drive down the energy needed to produce its springs by more than 20 per cent and increased its global competitiveness.

Upcoming training courses

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

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.