September 2016 issue | Archived issues

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

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

Want a winning business case proposal?

We have training course for staff, consultants and equipment suppliers on how to create successful business cases for energy efficiency projects.

Green Globes finalists unveiled

With a near-record number of nominations, the 2016 Green Globe finalists are setting new benchmarks in environmental sustainability.

Finalists range from committed individuals and small business start-ups to multi-national corporations.

Fairfield City Council, Mememe Productions, Sydney Water and The GPT Group are finalists for the Resource Efficiency Award.

Meanwhile, HealthShare NSW, Junglefy, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and University of Technology Sydney are in the running for the Innovation Award.

For the full list of finalists, visit the Green Globes website.

Winners will be announced on 27 October, 2016 at the Green Globe Awards, hosted by the Hon Mark Speakman, SC MP, Minister for the Environment.

View the finalists

Learn about commercial refrigeration online

Business owners and facilities managers can now learn the basics of energy efficient commercial refrigeration with a free and convenient 15 minute online course.

It shows learners how to identify key components of a refrigeration system and compare refrigeration equipment in terms of energy efficiency.

For those looking to building on their knowledge from the online course, the Energy Efficient Business team is holding a half-day workshop at UNSW’s CBD Campus in Sydney on Monday 17 October, 2016.

Participants will learn about refrigerant phase-down and how it affects systems, plus how to select and compare between new systems.

Find out more

Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Awards tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for the 2016 AIRAH Awards Presentation Dinner, which will be held at Luna Park in Sydney on Thursday 10 November.

Award categories include the James Harrison Medal, which recognises the highest levels of individual achievement in the Australian refrigeration and air conditioning industry, plus the Future Leader and Student of the Year Awards.

For more information or to book your place, visit or contact AIRAH National Awards coordinator Alison Mattes on Ph: 0450 146 464 or Email:

Book now

Snapshot of success

“In our first full year after implementing energy efficiency actions across lighting, HVAC controls and better workflow we slashed our energy use by 50 per cent, saving almost $220,000 for a capital cost of just over $30,000. ” Brad Alfred, Special Projects Manager, Photo Create Pty Ltd.

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 plastics and chemicals industries.

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Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped Chemson Pacific make energy efficient upgrades across compressed air install and solar power, saving the company $46,000 per year, or 37% of its total energy costs.

Read their story (PDF 193KB)

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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