Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are a dynamic and oft under-appreciated part of the Australian economy. Businesses with under 200 employees drive the most employment and provide the most economic benefit to Australia, with SMEs making up over 57 % of the Australian economy.
The way these 2 million+ businesses consume energy, water and other resources, is critical to our societies ability to transform it’s economy to a more sustainable level. The good news is, than in doing this, the owners and managers of these businesses will save money and increase their profits.
By utilizing natural light, installing skylights, sensors switches and separating lights into multiple zone switches we can cover our lighting needs, with less electricity. more »
Water efficiently in your business you will save money and insulate your business from increased costs when the price of water rises. more »
Large amounts of energy are required to heat or cool the air inside a building, so doing it as efficiently as possible is essential to minimizing this expense. more »
Businesses can reduce their energy bills by installing a renewable energy system and generating more of the power they consume. more »
Improving the energy efficiency of the industrial motors, pumps, air compressors and other equipment in your business can reap significant rewards. more »
When investing in new office or workplace equipment and appliances, use the Energy Star® ratings (stars) to guide you to the most efficient products. more »
By switching off equipment when it is not in use, we save energy and money. It is that simple. more »
Small and medium businesses control their use of resources through their application of efficient work methods and technology. As a result, as efficiency technology grows, there is much room for improvement in the environmental performance of many SMEs. Business owners are recognizing that as the cost of energy, water and other limited resources rise, the value of best practice efficiency increases, thus speeding our transition to a sustainable society.
SME owners and managers are proud independently minded entrepreneurs who, are, in general, aware of the environmental issues that unsustainable consumption of resources is causing. As a result many SMEs are committed to wise and progressive environmental programs and having their business reflect and enact their concerns about our declining environment.