Energy efficiency improvements - Indulge Chocolates

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
April 2013
Type: 

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. Next, the owner installed LEDs, an energy-efficient refrigerator, never ran the air conditioner at less than 25 degrees, and used excess heat from machinery to replace the store’s reverse cycle heater in winter. These combined actions mean that despite the business growing 20% in the last 4 years, its energy consumption has stayed still; a cost saving of $1600 per annum.