October 2016 issue | Archived issues

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

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

World-leading experts discuss future of clean energy

Amy Kean, NSW Renewable Energy Advocate at the NSW Department of Industry, caught up with David Hochschild, commissioner of the California Energy Commission, about the future of clean energy in Australia.


Battery storage masterclass – limited subsidies available

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage is offering fee subsidies for the upcoming battery storage for business masterclass, to be held in conjunction with the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016.

When: 15 November 2016
Where: Australian Technology Park NSW
Regular price: $495 (ex gst)
Price with subsidy applied: $245 (ex gst)

To access the subsidy simply enter the ID Code OEH_Battery when registering.

Battery storage for business is designed to help professionals gain an understanding of the technical and financial considerations of this new technology without the influence of brand marketing hype.

OEH is running a second masterclass, energy management for facility managers, on November 16. It provides facility managers with knowledge, skills and tools for implementing an energy management business strategy.

Masterclass tickets include:

  • Access to the conference between 8am and 11am
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and end of day networking drinks
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management
  • Training materials and access to post Masterclass support through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Energy Efficient Business Team.
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UGL saves with lighting upgrade

As a result of OEH’s post-training support program, UGL Unipart is well on the way to reducing its lighting energy use by 60% at its Auburn warehouse.

After completing an OEH training course in energy management, UGL Unipart accessed a $3000 post-training support grant from the Energy Efficient Business team.

That allowed the company to develop a business case to approve a $1 million-plus lighting upgrade.

Check out OEH’s full suite of training courses here if your business would like help on how to save through energy efficiency measures.

Read the case study (PDF 240KB)

Smart buying breakfast forum

Are you looking to procure the most energy efficient products and suppliers?

Come along to our free breakfast seminar on Tuesday November 22 and learn about smart ways to buy energy efficient products and engage suppliers.

Hear from experts from A.G Coombs, AMP Capital and Ernst & Young about purchasing plant and equipment, dealing with suppliers, commissioning, and why understanding the total cost of ownership is essential to make valuable buying decisions.

Register here

Green Globes winners

The winners of the Green Globe Awards 2016 will be revealed at a gala award ceremony tonight in Sydney.

The NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental recognition program, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.

Follow a live feed of the award presentation on Twitter, or check the Green Globes Awards website tomorrow morning to see a full list of winners.

Visit Green Globes

Snapshot of success

“Over a five year period our energy efficiency initiatives have reduced our energy consumption by more than 50%, saving us around $160,000 per year. ” Mark Davidson, Managing Director, Tamburlaine Organic Wines.

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 data centres.


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Hear what these businesses have achieved

Thanks to upgrades across HVAC and lighting, iconic buildings in Sydney are enjoying combined total savings from their energy efficiency actions of $1 million per year.


Read their stories (PDF 180KB)

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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