February 2017 issue | Archived issues

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.

FM energy management masterclass

The Office of Environment and Heritage is hosting an energy management masterclass specially designed for facility managers at Total Facilities in Sydney on Wednesday 29 March, 2017.


New energy efficiency training courses

A range of upcoming OEH training courses including battery storage for business, commercial refrigeration and building the business case are now available for registrations.

Attendance to OEH training courses qualifies you for post-training support valued at approximately $3000, so you can put your learnings into action. 

March and May 2017 courses

OEH has also launched several 15 to 30-minute online courses on topics including voltage optimisation, refrigeration basics and measurement and verification.

Free online courses:

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Aspen Interiors boosts productivity

Commercial furniture manufacturer Aspen Interiors has saved more than $75,000 since implementing a number of energy efficiency measures including lighting, solar and power factor correction.

With assistance from the Office of Environment and Heritage, Aspen Interiors commissioned an audit which found its big energy users were lighting, production equipment, dust extractors and compressors.

As a result, Aspen Interiors undertook an extensive lighting upgrade and installed a 100KW solar power system and power factor correction equipment.

These measures have not only saved Aspen Interiors $75,000 annually, but also boosted worker productivity and safety.

Read the case study (PDF 191KB)

Snapshot of success

"Energy sub-metering provides us with real-time data to help us make evidence-based decisions."Clement Chen, NSW Supply Chain Environmental Specialist, Coca Cola Amatil.

City of Sydney ratings and assessment grants

The City of Sydney is offering ratings and assessment grants across NABERs ratings, GreenStar certification, energy audits and more. Apply by 5pm, 13 March. Register to attend a Q&A session on 28 February.

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Hear what this business has achieved

Thanks to upgrades across its refrigeration systems, De Bortoli Wines is saving $184,000 of its total energy costs annually.



Read their story (PDF 187KB)

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 working in commercial buildings.


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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.



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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