Victorian grants to improve energy efficiency available

Victorian businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy are invited to apply for a range of Sustainability Victoria (SV) grants and support  to improve energy and materials efficiency.

The Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grants are open to businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy. Applications close Friday 28 September 2018.

Basic energy assessment grant:

Businesses will receive up to $5000 to invest in energy efficiency.

The grant will cover up to $2000 towards the cost of a basic energy assessment and a further $3000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions.

Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $2600, SV funds $2000, the business funds $600. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $3000, SV funds the $3000 to undertake the project. 

Detailed energy assessment grant:

Businesses will receive up to $20,000 to invest in energy efficiency.

The grant will cover half of the cost of an assessment up to $15,000 and a $5000 bonus to be used to implement energy efficiency actions.

Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $8200, SV funds $4100, the business funds $4100. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $5000, SV funds the $5000 to undertake the project. 

Sustainability Victoria are calling for applications from businesses spending over $20,000 per annum on energy operating in Victoria.

Case study (video) – South Pacific Laundry
Case study – Taltarni Vineyards
Case study – Prom Country Cheese
Case study – Austco Polar

Further SV grants and support for Victorian Businesses include:

MORE INFORMATION

Sustainability Victoria, Energy Assessment Grant site

2015 Watts in Business program participant Ian Cathels, of Ardrossan Orchards found investing in energy efficiency delivered better returns than putting the money in the bank

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