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Funding for upgrades

NSW Government offers incentives for businesses to upgrade their existing business equipment and system processes as part of their Energy Savings Scheme.

In early 2024, the Australian Government awarded almost $15 million in grants to help NSW businesses fund a range of energy efficiency projects, including auditing and energy monitoring activities, and upgrading or replacing technologies (eg swapping gas cookers for electric). GrantConnect provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Heating and cooling

Did you know that every degree an air conditioner's set point is moved away from the actual temperature adds 10 per cent to heating and cooling costs?

  • Manage heating and cooling by insulating, sealing drafts and shading.
  • Reduce air-conditioning demands by locating thermostats away from heat sources such as urns, photocopiers, sunlight, or space heaters.



There are many affordable, efficient, and low-maintenance lighting options that can significantly reduce your operating costs.

  • Consider optimising your next lighting retrofit to reduce the lux level of general lighting, and therefore lamp wattage, and couple this with dimmable, efficient desk lamps for task lighting.
  • Install occupancy and daylight sensors to maximise efficiency.



  • Install a solar hot water system and solar panels.
  • Use a timer on your zip boiler, water cooler and hot water system.
  • If your business is in the construction, hospitality, nursery or manufacturing industry, you can receive advice on how you can reduce water usage and save money with Hunter Water.


Renewable Energy Providers

Buying renewable energy is a way that your business can contribute to reducing pollution. Research shows that the vast majority of Australians believe that businesses should use renewable energy - so here's a chance for you to flex those social responsibility muscles and promote your brand!

Beware the claims of some electricity providers that your bill is 'green'. Look for an accredited GreenPower product from your provider for assurance that you're buying renewables.