The ‘Watts in Your Business’ project conducted by Apple and Pear Australia Ltd completed energy audits of 30 packhouses and orchards Australia-wide.
As a result of the recommendations from an energy assessment, Bendigo Access Employment has been reducing energy use across all sites. Measures implemented have included:
Brisbane’s Manly Hotel was able to save 873,188 MJ of energy (a $20,000 saving for the business) by focusing on energy efficiency.
The Alto Hotel on Bourke in inner city Melbourne aims to lead its field in energy efficiency practices.
At Hidden Valley, 1.5 hours out of Townsville, rising diesel prices prompted this accommodation provider to improve their businesses energy efficiency.
At Bendigo’s Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates, energy efficiency improvements began with behaviour change: at night, all lights are switched and electric hot water is unplugged.
Newcastle French Hot Bread, a busy bakery and café in Newcastle in NSW, used an action plan to gradually implement the improvements suggested by a local energy assessor.
At Rose Gum Wilderness retreat in Queensland a number of energy efficiency improvements have been made.
The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), the peak automotive body in Victoria and Tasmania, rolled out the Automotive Energy Information Program in October 2012.
The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver grants to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consum