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Hospitality and services case studies

Opportunities exist to reduce energy use and save money through lighting and HVAC upgrades, and installing new appliances, refrigeration equipment and boilers.


Licola Wilderness Village

People paddling canoes on the Macalister River

The township of Licola – 254 kilometres east of Melbourne – is the only privately-owned town in Victoria. A resource assessment identified savings of $45,000 per year for an investment of $75,000.

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Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo worked with catering contractors to reduce contamination of the catering waste being added into the Zoo's organic waste recycling program and increase the amount of waste processed at their onsite in-vessel compost system.

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Pemara Labels

Printing machinery at Pemara Labels

Pemara Labels undertook a resource assessment followed by process and equipment upgrades which have resulted in a reduction in materials use, improved quality and significant cost savings.

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South Pacific Laundry

Workers in an industrial laundry

Recent energy efficiency improvements by South Pacific Laundry have resulted in a reduction in gas consumption of 4–6%, saving the business around $65,000 per year.

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The European

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The management of the city-based restaurant, club, café and grocer, The European, believe that to deliver waste reduction they must review materials inputs and outputs as a whole, which will then drive resource efficiency.

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