Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are a dynamic and oft under-appreciated part of the Australian economy. Businesses with under 200 employees drive the most employment and provide the most economic benefit to Australia, with SMEs making up over 57 % of the Australian economy.
The way these 2 million+ businesses consume energy, water and other resources, is critical to our societies ability to transform it’s economy to a more sustainable level. The good news is, than in doing this, the owners and managers of these businesses will save money and increase their profits.
By replacing your current lighting with the new generation of efficient lights, such as compact fluorescents and LEDs, you can half the lighting component of your electricity ... more »
By utilizing natural light, installing skylights, sensors switches and separating lights into multiple zone switches we can cover our lighting needs, with less electricity. more »
Large amounts of energy are required to heat or cool the air inside a building, so doing it as efficiently as possible is essential to minimizing this expense. more »
By switching off equipment when it is not in use, we save energy and money. It is that simple. more »
Refrigerators and cool rooms consume a lot of energy. The benefit of bringing them up to best practice efficiency is a heavy financial and envronmental reward. more »
When investing in new office or workplace equipment and appliances, use the Energy Star® ratings (stars) to guide you to the most efficient products. more »
Businesses can reduce their energy bills by installing a renewable energy system and generating more of the power they consume. more »
Improving the energy efficiency of the industrial motors, pumps, air compressors and other equipment in your business can reap significant rewards. more »
Vehicle manufacturers have improved engine efficiency, aerodynamics and hybrid technology resulting in huge gains in vehicle efficiency. Replacing your business cars and truck ... more »
Teach your staff the art of eco-driving and reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption by 10-20 percent per annum. Every year. more »
Car parking costs money. By offering your staff commuting alternatives to the car you can reduce your costs, and help the environment. more »
Paper, and printing on it, cost money. It consumes resources and could often be avoided. more »
Most businesses generate "waste" products that should be recycled, if only to prevent harmfull chemicals entering our food chain. more »
Water efficiently in your business you will save money and insulate your business from increased costs when the price of water rises. more »