Case studies

Victorian businesses can save tens of thousands of dollars a year by reducing their energy or materials use with support from Sustainability Victoria's programs.

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Changes to production process, climate control systems and pumps are some ways agricultural business and primary producers are saving energy and materials.

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Beverages and alcohol

Businesses can reduce material costs and energy use by installing more efficient equipment and systems.

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Building and construction

Learn how businesses are demonstrating sustainable building practice by designing without waste and achieving outstanding results.

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Food processing and storage

Businesses can reduce annual energy costs through lighting and equipment upgrades, and by installing systems controls, new compressors and VSDs.

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Home renovation

With a little thought and preparation a sustainable approach to building your dream home or renovating your existing home is entirely possible.

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Hospitality and services

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

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Manufacturers can reduce their annual operating costs by up to $100,000 by reducing process waste and installing more energy efficient machinery and lighting.

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Plastics and chemicals

Polymer, rubber and chemical manufacturers can potentially save up to $500,000 per year by reducing process wastage and better managing their wastes.

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Retailers are reducing energy use by up to 30 per cent by upgrading lighting, refrigeration, hot-water systems, HVAC and better management of energy use.

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