Energy Efficient Business

E-bulletin, March 2016

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

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

New push to improve average office buildings

A new campaign aims to lower energy bills and improve comfort levels in average-performing NSW commercial office buildings.

The ‘No More Average Buildings’ campaign, a partnership between NABERS and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), offers a win-win for both building owners and tenants.

Battery storage – is it right for your business?

Battery energy storage is all the buzz right now, but is it the right time to invest in this technology?

One of Australia’s leading energy experts, Dr Paul Bannister, highlights some considerations for businesses considering a battery storage system.

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Energy efficiency training courses in regional NSW

We’re running a series of energy efficiency training courses over the coming months in regional NSW.

Attendance is just $100 per person, and enables you to apply for up to $3000 worth of post-training support to help put what you’ve learnt into action.

Practical and interactive, these courses are designed to be useful to all businesses – small, medium and large.

Courses in energy management basics, as well as energy efficient lighting and air-conditioning are scheduled for Berrigan, Albury, Narrandera and Dubbo over the next three months.

Register and find out more

Snapshot of success

“We’re attempting to meet our growing energy needs while minimising environmental impact. We’ve undertaken a range of initiatives, including a 100kW solar panel array that will significantly reduce the venue’s reliance on traditional energy sources, and a co-generation plant that is helping heat our swimming pool, domestic hot water and space heating systems.” Paul Briggs, project manager, Schwartz Family Company, owners of Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale Brewery and Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre

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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 commercial buildings sector.

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Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped one of the largest registered clubs in Australia save more than $500,000 a year through better use of energy. The upgrades have also enabled Bankstown Sports Club in western Sydney to defer installing a new backup generator, which would have cost the club around $1 million.

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.