This page contains a list of energy efficiency resources, rebates and grants suitable for SME’s and community organisations.

Energy Efficiency Resources

Energy Star Ratings

Energy Star is a simple energy efficiency rating system. Energy Star shows the relative energy efficiency of appliances and products in all sectors, including commercial and industrial. This website allows you to compare the energy efficiency of a range of electrical appliances that carry an energy star label.

Power Saving Tips for Business

A NSW Government website showing a range of actions any workplace and business can implement to reduce power costs, save money and become more energy efficient. View case studies of other businesses reducing their power use, and gain ideas for your own business.

Energy Made Easy

This Australian Energy Regulator website for homes and small businesses enables you to compare all electricity and gas retailers in your area to see if you have the best energy offer for your needs. It also provides useful information about understanding your energy bill and energy contracts with retailers.

NABERS Rating for Offices, Hotels and Other

By using the NABERS rating system to assess the efficiency and environmental performance of an office building or tenancy, you’ll be able to see how you measure up against others and where you have an opportunity to save energy and water, recycle and reduce waste, and improve the indoor environment.

What you can do at work

This web page from the Word Wildlife Fund offers a range of thing that a business owner or director, can do to reduce pollution and save money through more efficient use of electricity.

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council website helps companies that want to improve their energy efficiency through best-practice guides, case studies, and links to suppliers of products and services.

Green Power

GreenPower is a Government accredited program aimed at increasing the renewable energy uptake in Australia. Help your business to reduce its Greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental Checklist for Auto Industry

“Going through a checklist every month or so can be a great way to ensure that your business is completing all of its environmental legislative requirements and best practices.”

Office Ecological Footprint Calculator

Click here to discover your office’s ecological footprint (the land area required for the resource usage of your business).

Energy Efficiency Rebates and Grants

Sustainability Advantage Program

Sustainability Advantage is an initiative developed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to help you understand sustainability and how it can add value to your business.

Energy Efficiency Training Program

NSW Government program with thirty industry training projects completed or currently underway.

Energy Savings Scheme

The Energy Savings Scheme is established under NSW legislation to assist households and businesses to reduce electricity consumption and electricity costs. Businesses that save energy by installing, improving or replacing energy savings equipment can gain financial incentives by participating in the scheme.

Small Business Instant Assets Tax Concession

From the 2012-13 income year onwards, you can choose to use capital allowance provisions in the tax code under Subdivision 328-D to immediately write-off (that is, claim a deduction for) a depreciating asset that cost less than $6,500.

Community Energy Efficiency Program

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is a merit-based grant program established by the Commonwealth Government to provide matched funding to local councils and non-profit community organisations to undertake energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits to council and community-use buildings, facilities and lighting.

This activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility of any information or advice contained herein.