Energy and Materials

Protect your business against rising costs by using less energy and materials

The Smarter Resources Smarter Business - Energy and Materials program is assisting Victorian small to medium sized businesses to improve their energy and materials efficiency and boost productivity. 

By using energy and materials more efficiently, and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, businesses can cut their operating costs and increase their competitive advantage. 

Here’s how the program is helping Victorian businesses:

Capital Funding

Capital Funding comprised three rounds of grants that have provided $3.8 million funding to over 140 projects, helping businesses implement measures to significantly reduce energy and materials to save thousands of dollars a year. These businesses are expected to save a combined $4.74 million a year in energy, materials and other productivity related improvements, or $23.7 million over five years.

Read more about how Capital Funding is assisting Victorian businesses to improve their energy and materials efficiency

Resource Assessments

Please note - Applications for Resource Assessments closed on 2 May 2014.

To find out about some of the outcomes and how the program has helped more than 100 Victorian businesses identify opportunities to save an average of 20 percent in energy costs and 20-30 percent in materials costs view our case studies page.

Read more about Resource Assessments, including guides to conducting resource assessments.

Current programs:

Building Business Capability

The Building Business Capability program is delivered in partnership with industry associations and business networks. It provides training, advice and on-site support to help small to medium sized businesses to understand, plan and implement energy and materials efficiency.

Find out more on the Building Business Capability webpage.

More information 

If you have any queries about the Smarter Resources Smarter Business program email srsbprograms@sustainability.vic.gov.au or phone +61 3 8626 8700.