January 2017 issue | Archived issues

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

Happy 2017! Welcome to the January Energy Efficient Business e-bulletin, bringing you news and information to help your business use energy more productively.

Funding for gas efficiency

The Office of Environment and Heritage is seeking applications for funding to help your business maintain its gas equipment.


Increase your energy efficiency in 2017

Looking to further your knowledge in energy efficiency this year? Registrations are now open for new energy efficiency training courses starting in February 2017.

From HVAC to commercial refrigeration and battery storage, there are a variety of courses available to help businesses increase their energy efficiency measures.

New workshops available include Building the business case, which helps businesses plan, develop and communicate their business cases.

March 2017 courses

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

Pressed for time but still looking to get a snapshot of energy efficient technologies?

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

Free online courses:

Keep an eye out for new resources launching in the coming months on wastewater treatment plants, sub-metering, compressed air and aquatic centres. In the meantime, access existing resources including the recently launched battery storage for business guide here.

Find out more

Start Something workshops

Do you or someone you know have a bright idea that would help the community and the natural world, but keep thinking, ‘How do I start? What do I do next?’

The Start Something Workshops may be what you have been looking for. Free to attend, the workshops focus on three skills areas; shaping your idea, finding finance and telling your story.

Maybe you have a great idea, or maybe you have the drive to help someone else get their idea off the ground.

Your local community group might be looking for new ways to secure funding and build partnerships.

Start Something workshops are running over February and March in Western Sydney, Central West, Northern Rivers and Murray-Riverina.

Find out more and sign up

Snapshot of success

"Voltage optimisation has enabled us to reduce our peak time consumption, so we consume less energy when energy is at its most costly."Michael Cook, Chief Engineer, Accor Hotels.

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 agribusiness and irrigation.


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Social enterprise: good for business

Take a look at these businesses that offer professional goods and services with the added value of social and environmental benefits.



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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.



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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