Want to further reduce your energy use?

Here are our top tips for businesses like yours, that are ready to take the next step.

Introduce LED Tubes

Replace standard fluorescent tubes with more efficient LED tubes, which use 50% less electricity. Consult an electrician to upgrade.

Upgrade your fridge

Buy a new generation refrigeration system when your old one needs replacing. Newer fridges may use half the energy of older models and cost half as much to run. For some energy efficient fridges and freezers,  businesses are even are eligible for rebates via the the Energy Saver Incentive.


Insulation in your roof, ceiling and walls can reduce heat loss by up to 35%. Use insulation rated R3.5 or higher for ceilings and R2.0 for walls. Visit our insulation information page. Or call one of our energy experts on 03 9385 8555 for personalised advice.

Install solar panels

Getting your power from the sun can save your business loads on electricity bills. Positive Charge is here to help you make sense of your quotes and work out what is best for your business. Call us on 03 9385 8555.

Upgrade your air-conditioner

Buy a 5-star air conditioner when your old system needs replacing. Every extra star can reduce running costs by 10%! Rebates and special offers are also available for some air conditioners, via the Energy Saver Incentive.

Install variable speed drives on motors

For light industrial and commercial businesses it is more efficient to place variable speed drives on the motors of equipment such as fans, pumps, winders and precision tools, than using constant speed devices. Incentives are available, for businesses upgrading to a high efficiency electric motors.

Replace high intensity discharge (HID) lamps

Replace HID lamps with banks of T5 fluorescent lamps or LEDs, when fixtures are less than 6-8 metres above the floor. These energy smart lighting options provide a and brightness at least, if not better than, conventional light sources. You'll save on replacement costs, due to the longer life span of your new lights.

Replace your electric hot water system

Much more efficient are gas or solar hot water systems and Victorian government rebates are available to help with the cost. Call our free energy helpline on 03 9385 8555 for advice.

Want to know more?

We're here to help. For tailored, expert advice for your business call us on 03 9385 8555 or send us an email.

Sustainability Victoria and the Carbon Compass program, also provide practical energy saving information for businesses.


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 for any information or advice contained herein.

The fitting of draught proofing around the doors has been extremely effective- it's a very chilly evening and we're walking round in t-shirts here!! We have no other heating other than a small slow combustion fire.
– Belinda, Pascoe Vale