Case studies


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Aged care

Choice Energy Energy saving solutions including selecting the right tariff structure, metering and monitoring and solar generation.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation - Clean energy and Australian seniors' living Insights from the transformation of a disused Canberra office park into an energy-efficient seniors village.

Sustainable Living Tasmania A series of Level 2 energy audits conducted at facilities across Tasmania.

Sustainability Victoria - Regis Aged Care An energy audit revealed low-hanging fruit and provided traction for energy upgrades across several facilities.


AGL Solar and energy efficiency solutions in the agriculture and manufacturing industries.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Sustainable and energy-efficient farming in applications including refrigeration, pumps and solar.

CottonInfo Sustainability options for cotton farms covering energy, water and natural resource management.

Dairy Australia Energy management including monitoring and tariff structure strategies.

Dairying for Tomorrow Energy assessments at dairy farms across the country. Opportunities include heat recovery, cooling tower upgrades and improved energy monitoring.

Ivankovich Farms A WA carrot farm’s significant savings via energy efficiency and reducing process wastes.

Inoplex Victorian farms running combined heat and power generators on biogas from animal waste.

Leedn Energy Commercial solar and energy efficiency for produce suppliers.

Qld Farmer's Federation Implemented and proposed actions, covering energy management and a range of technologies.

Reaqua Solar Pumping Solar water pumping technologies for a range of landholders including cotton, wheat and livestock.

Solar Panel Options Solar installations on farms.

St Ignatius Vineyard and Winery An energy assessment conducted under the Victorian Government’s Agriculture Energy Investment Plan.

Victorian Energy Saver – Farms and Business Energy management in sectors ranging from abattoirs to horticulture.


C40 Cities A network of 97 megacities worldwide taking climate action. These case studies showcase projects in Sydney and Melbourne.

CitySwitch Office-based businesses that have improved their energy efficiency and waste management.

Ecospecifier Global Innovative green building design covering projects from Australia and abroad.

Energy and Carbon Solutions Large multi-site clients demonstrate savings through upgrading air compressors, lighting and solar.

Energy efficiency certification scheme Projects run by certified energy efficiency professionals.

Energy Efficiency Council – commercial buildings Energy efficiency projects across Australia.

EnergySmartStrata Apartment buildings across Sydney are reducing energy costs.

Green Building Council of Australia Innovative project teams implementing sustainable practices in the built environment. Building Management Systems Projects integrating building control systems, including external sun sensors and automated solar shading.

Sustainability Victoria Audits for opportunities and savings conducted in small, medium and large commercial buildings.

Sustainable Focus Energy efficiency projects, automated energy control systems, demand management and solar generation.

Tandem Energy Lighting upgrades, improved building management system controls, power factor correction and behaviour change.

University of Queensland UQ’s energy efficiency program at St Lucia Campus centralised energy management and provided better understanding of its energy use.

Demand management

Ergon Energy Businesses across regional Queensland make significant savings by switching to network demand tariffs.


Live Performance Australia Energy upgrades at indoor and outdoor venues including lighting, air conditioning and monitoring equipment.


ECO Save Energy projects conducted for state and local governments.

Hunter Water Waste water treatment, pumping upgrades and renewable energy solutions.

Ironbark Sustainability – Smart lighting webinar Smart lighting pilots and projects conducted by Australian councils and locations around the world.

Moreland Energy YouTube video of businesses, community groups and families working to advance the City of Moreland towards zero carbon emissions.


CNW Energy Saving Solutions Energy efficiency and lighting upgrades in an indoor multi-sport complex.

Ecovantage Commercial lighting upgrades in a variety of building types.

Energy Efficiency Information Grants Lighting upgrades in a variety of small businesses.

enLighten Australia Energy savings and other cost benefits from LED installation.

Genesis Now Lighting upgrades for manufacturing businesses using smart controls.

Planet lighting Medical lighting upgrades in Australia and overseas.

WBS Technology Energy savings in emergency and commercial lighting installations.


Clean Energy Finance Corporation Energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy projects at a variety of operations.

ecoBiz Queensland Manufacturers investing in processes to make their businesses more sustainable, including a foundry and textile manufacturer.

Energy Efficiency Information Grants Energy assessment outcomes and equipment upgrades.

Sustainability Victoria - Planex An energy audit at a Melbourne manufacturer sparked savings of $33,500 a year.

Chemical manufacturing

Chemistry Australia Sustainability initiatives including energy, water and waste reduction, resource recovery and plastic recycling.

Food and beverage manufacturing

Beard and Brau (PDF 940 KB) Increasing the yield of batches has also increased production efficiency and energy and water productivity.

Buderim Ginger (PDF 253 KB) With the help of an ecoBiz rebate, Buderim has fitted energy-reducing technologies on its ventilation, air-conditioning and boiler systems.

Golden Circle (PDF 321 KB) Sub-metering installed throughout facilities, optimising procedures and equipment on the canning line and automatic clean-in-place systems.

Priestley’s Gourmet Delights (PDF 226 KB) With a custom power factor solution, Priestley’s reduced energy costs by over $6,000 in a 3-month period.

De Bortoli Wines Industrial refrigeration optimisation using variable head pressure control and condensate sub-cooling. Energy efficiency and sustainability improvements at food and beverage manufacturers.

Renewable energy for process heat Site assessments to determine the technical and commercial feasibility of renewable energy for process heat.

A Renewable Feast Businesses switching to renewable energy and substantially reducing their energy bills.

SA wine industry Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Wirra Wirra and Kay Brothers are all committed to greater energy efficiency.

Sundowner Craft Breweries 6 solar-powered breweries across Australia.


Analyses of Diesel Use for Mine Haul and Transport Operations Analyses of diesel use in trucks by trending energy data over time. Development of models and simulations, use of indicators and benchmarking.

Iluka Resources Ltd Energy-Mass Balance Adoption of an energy-mass balance (EMB) as the core method of energy analysis in Iluka’s Synthetic Rutile facility.

Thiess’ Australian Mining Business Unit Cost savings discovered through payload management, automating mobile lighting equipment, plant idle-time management and turbo idle-down time.


NSW Environment, Energy and Science Using an operating lease to finance more efficient motors.

NSW Environment, Energy and Science Financing more efficient motor fitted with variable speed drives..

Victorian Energy Saver Variable speed drives on fans and pumps.


Business Energy Advice Program Energy and sustainability improvements in agriculture, buildings and services including lighting and solar upgrades.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Energy projects in sectors including agriculture, housing, infrastructure, local government, manufacturing, property and transport covering a variety of energy technologies.

ecoBiz Queensland Energy and sustainability improvements in accommodation, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, professional services and more.

Energy Efficiency Information Grants Energy efficiency information for small to medium sized businesses developed by industry associations.  

Green Industries SA South Australian businesses exploring resource and energy efficiency and waste management.

NSW Environment, Energy and Science A range of technologies and sectors including accommodation, aged care, education, manufacturing and services.

Sustainability Victoria Energy and sustainability improvements in agriculture, building and construction, food processing, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and more.

Museums and galleries

Museums & Galleries Queensland Energy-saving lighting solutions for exhibition spaces.

Solar PV

NSW Government Solar panels and systems installed at businesses of varying size.

AGL Solar Agriculture, manufacturing, retail and restaurant businesses.

GemEnergy Manufacturing, business, education, irrigation and off-grid.

Going solar Commercial construction, government and community organisations.

Gold Coast Solar Power Solutions Manufacturing, clubs, childcare and lifestyle centres.

Infinite Energy Agriculture, manufacturing, transport, local government, retail and hospitality.

Planet Ark Power Industry, government and education.

Prana Energy Commercial digital machinery operator, manufacturer of custom-built motor bodies and a cold storage facility.

Solarhybrids Off-grid and solar hybrid systems.

Verdia Aged care, health and education, agribusiness, government, manufacturing and retail operations.

Systems optimisation

Case Studies in Systems Optimisation Systems optimisation can improve energy productivity in a range of industrial applications.


Clean Energy Finance Corporation Fuel efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy initiatives at road, rail and marine operations.

Sustainable Freight Sustainability initiatives at road and rail freight operations, including warehousing and offices.

Waste heat recovery

Energy Efficiency Council Cogeneration and trigeneration systems installed at sites including office buildings, hotels and leisure centres.

Energy Power Systems – Crown Entertainment The 5.5MW cogeneration plant at the Crown Hotel complex has delivered estimated energy savings of more than $500,000 per year.

Energy Power Systems – Launceston General Hospital The cogeneration plant at the Launceston Hospital has provided more than 80% of its base-load power and a significant amount of its thermal energy requirements.

Goldman Energy Cogeneration and trigeneration solutions for aquatic centres, a recital hall, jet base facility and other buildings.

Inoplex Victorian farms that are meeting their power requirements using generators that run on biogas produced from animal waste.

Simons Green Energy Various building types including clubs, hotels, offices and residential complexes.