Energy Efficient Business

E-bulletin, May 2016

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

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

Up to $40,000 of funding available for your gas project

Up to $40,000 of matched funding is now available to help you implement your gas monitoring and efficiency projects.

You can now also apply to generate Energy Saving Certificates for your gas project under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS), further offsetting the cost of implementation.

Calling all environmental movers and shakers

Nominations for this year’s Green Globe awards open on May 16.

In its 17th year, the awards celebrate outstanding sustainability work among businesses, organisations and individuals – the perfect showcase for your great work.

Ten awards categories are up for grabs this year, ranging from Business Leadership to Sustainable Youth Champion.

Past nominees have:

  • received public recognition across NSW
  • showcased their innovation, enabling them to gain funding for new initiatives
  • increased networking opportunities with industry, government and other environmental innovators.
Find out more

Ten ways to save on your compressed air costs

Energy can be the most expensive input cost of owning and operating a compressed air system.

The US-based Compressed Air and Gas Institute has outlined ten simple ways to save on your energy costs.

Read the article

Get the lowdown on renewables and battery storage

Two upcoming Sydney conferences examine the hottest areas in energy right now – renewables and battery storage.

What: Renewables Cities Australia Forum and Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition

When: June 1 & 2, 2016

Where: Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW

OEH will be speaking at the Renewable Cities Forum, which focuses on achieving total renewable energy use and developing low carbon transport systems in our cities and towns.

Registration with the forum provides free access to the Australian Energy Storage exhibition and battery recycling workshop.

Thanks to our participation, the organisers are providing a 10% discount for registrations of three or more people from the same organisation. Simply email conference organiser and quote discount code OEH@RCA.

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Snapshot of success

“We did a complete refurbishment of the Art Gallery/Library last year, replacing the whole HVAC unit and the Art Gallery’s display lighting. We have already seen a significant drop in energy use, with expected annual savings over $80,000. ” Deborah Taylor, Acting Manager Environment, Bathurst Regional Council.

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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 running aquatic centres.

Find out more

Read what one business has achieved

We’ve helped a family-owned sawmill to dry timber more quickly at a third of the cost, saving them more than $12,000 a year.

Read 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.