Energy Smart Toolbox


NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water



It is easy to confuse the terms ‘energy management’, ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘energy conservation’. This series of fact sheets clarifies some of the key terms related to energy management with discussion of the associated benefits and issues. Additionally, the key elements of an effective energy management strategy are introduced. This resource will be helpful to those unfamiliar with basic energy management concepts. Clear and concise definitions can also help those writing an energy management related business proposal.

Factsheet topics include:

  • Introducing energy management
  • Focus on important management issues
  • Energy management matrix
  • Developing a strategic approach
  • Your orgnisation's energy policy
  • Taking responsibility for energy management
  • Motivating staff to save energy
  • Monitoring energy use
  • Market your way to success
  • Energy management investments
  • Training for a successful energy management strategy
  • Conducting an energy audit
  • Other success stories

The Energy Smart Toolbox was a joint initiative of the NSW and Western Australia governments.