Case studies


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Aged care

Clean energy and Australian seniors' living (PDF 9MB) Clean Energy Finance Corporation - Insights from the transformation of a disused Canberra office park into an energy-efficient seniors village.

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

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


Energy on-farm success stories Agriculture Victoria - Find out how other farm businesses have used the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program to help recoup some of their upfront energy upgrade costs.

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.

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

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


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

Energy efficiency in commercial buildings Energy Efficiency Council - Energy efficiency projects across Australia.

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.

Green Building Council of Australia - Innovative project teams implementing sustainable practices in the built environment.

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


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


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


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 sustainability for Queensland manufacturers Queensland Government - Projects covering various topics including demand management, variable speed control, HVAC and solar PV.

Sustainability Victoria - Manufacturers that have lowered their energy consumption, reduced emissions and saved money.

Food and beverage manufacturing

Port Phillip Estate Australian Government - With the help of an Energy Efficient Communities Program (EECP) grant, the winery replaced its LPG boiler with a heat pump system to improve energy efficiency, performance and reliability.

Thredbo Valley Distillery Australian Government - An energy audit recommended several improvements to reduce energy consumption which were implemented with an EECP grant.

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

Buderim Ginger (PDF 253 KB) Queensland Government - 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)  Queensland Government - 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) Queensland Government - With a custom power factor solution, Priestley’s reduced energy costs by over $6,000 in a 3-month period.

De Bortoli Wines NSW Government - Industrial refrigeration optimisation using variable head pressure control and condensate sub-cooling.

Renewable energy for process heat Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity - Site assessments to determine the technical and commercial feasibility of renewable energy for process heat.

A Renewable Feast (PDF 5.3 MB) Climate Council - Businesses switching to renewable energy and substantially reducing their energy bills.

Sundowner Craft Breweries  Clean Energy Council - 6 solar-powered breweries across Australia.


Using an operating lease to finance motors (PDF 144 KB) NSW Government - Comparing finance options for end-of-life replacement of motors.

Using a commercial loan to finance motors with variable speed drives (PDF 179 KB) NSW Government - Comparing finance options for fitting motors with VSDs.


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

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

NSW Government - A range of technologies and sectors including accommodation, aged care, education, manufacturing and services.

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

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

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.


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

Waste heat recovery

Buttercup Bakeries: Cleaner production in breadmaking Australian Government

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

How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry EEIP