Living SustainablyIssue 12 - Jul 2009
Businesses can receive a subsidised energy audit
Businesses across the state are signing up for two new Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW programs that will help them reduce carbon pollution – and their power bills.
The Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program offers an energy assessment, a tailored action plan and a rebate of up to $5,000 for making energy efficiency improvements. You can take part if your business spends up to $20,000 a year on electricity or employs up to 10 people.
The Sustainability Advantage Program is designed to help medium to large organisations understand sustainability and strengthen their environmental performance. A new component of the program – Sustainability Advantage Energy Saver – offers members a subsidised energy audit. It also offers the technical support needed for businesses to implement energy saving projects that are guaranteed to reduce energy costs. Most participating businesses employ more than 40 people and use between 160MWh and 10GWh of electricity a year at their largest site.
Visit Sustainable business for more information on the programs and to register online.