Energy efficiency support for business
From 1 January 2013, Energy Saver will provide services to small businesses, as well as medium to large business sites in NSW. Energy Saver will be a single point of business support and helps reduce energy consumption and costs, through:
Will Energy Saver suit your business? Find out about program eligibility and costs.
What’s right for your business?
Energy Saver assessments and audits offer you a cost effective way to manage your energy. Small businesses will usually have an energy assessment while organisations with larger energy bills will have an audit. Contact us to determine the best option for your business.
Through Energy Saver, small businesses can receive:
a subsidised energy assessment
a personalised Energy Action Plan
coordination assistance of up to four hours, where required, to help implement energy saving improvements.
Where lighting is the main user of energy, a full energy assessment and Action Plan may not be necessary, but other advice will be provided.
Where possible, we’ll help you access funding support for specific energy efficiency upgrades through the NSW Energy Savings Scheme.
Energy audits are prepared for larger businesses by experienced auditors, exceed Australian Standards and are reviewed by our team.
To define and prioritise the ways to improve your energy efficiency, your audit will:
investigate your past energy consumption to identify trends and anomalies
analyse your tariff and energy bill
break down your site’s energy use
identify numerous energy saving projects
calculate the energy cost and consumption savings, carbon emission savings, potential Energy Saving Certificates
and a payback period for each of these projects
detail an implementation plan and a measurement and verification plan
provide a NABERS
rating (if required).
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Your energy audit will help you identify a range of energy efficiency projects. While some projects are straightforward, others may require further technical or project support. The program can subsidise up to 15 additional hours of auditor support, tailored to your business needs. This could include engineering design, project management, developing technical specifications or accessing financial assistance.
We will stay in touch with you at six months and 12 months after your audit, to find out whether you need further help to complete your energy efficiency projects.
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Resources and training can assist your organisation to build capacity to implement energy efficiency projects and operate more efficiently now and into the future.
The latest energy efficiency seminars and resources from Energy Saver are available in the Energy Saver newsletter - subscribe now.
Energy Saver technology resources will help you to confidently upgrade or optimise the largest energy using equipment at your site:
Sector-specific resources from Energy Saver mean that you can know what energy initiatives similar businesses are putting into practice. The resources provide practical advice, as well as a background to your sector’s energy consumption and what influences it.
Tools and calculators
Calculight – is the new Energy Saver lighting upgrade calculator that will help you identify appropriate, cost-effective energy efficient lighting upgrades for common types of lighting.
Energy efficiency training resources are available through the Energy Efficiency Training Program for key trades and professionals such as electricians, builders, facility managers, engineers and accountants and can be downloaded free of charge.
If you want more hands-on experience in how to manage your energy or implement energy efficiency projects, join one of these Energy Saver training workshops:
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Energy Saver audits are best suited to organisations that spend more than $100,000 a year on electricity. An energy assessment will better suit organisations with smaller energy bills. Contact us to determine the best option for your business.
For Energy Saver audits your organisation will:
pay a $500 joining fee and 50% of audit costs
provide energy consumption and tariff data for pre-audit analysis
nominate a company representative to be responsible for energy efficiency
ensure senior management attend key meetings
implement identified energy efficiency opportunities, where practicable
monitor and report implementation progress to OEH at 6, 12 and 18 months following the audit.
Sites subject to the following programs are not eligible for Energy Saver:
To fill out an application form, contact the Energy Saver team on 1300 361 967 or email email@example.com.
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Page last updated: 14 June 2013