Small Business Energy Saver Program for Small Businesses

Last updated: 12 April 2021

The Small Business Energy Saver Program provides a bonus for small businesses, discounting the cost to upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment.

Energy-efficient equipment can save your business on running costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Am I eligible for the bonus?

Small businesses must:

  • have 1 to 19 employees
  • have a commercial (non-residential) premises.

This program is not available for primary producers in agriculture.

The program assists small businesses to implement upgrades which will lower their operational costs.

The equipment upgrades eligible for the bonus include:

  • replace inefficient electric hot water systems
  • replace inefficient gas hot water systems
  • upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
  • install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
  • install energy efficient fridges and freezers
  • install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
  • install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.

The bonus is in addition to the energy efficiency upgrade discounts through the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

If you are a small business operating out of a rented or leased premises, you must first ensure that you are authorised to have installation activities carried out at the premises.

Get the bonus

The program provides a bonus for your business to upgrade equipment at your business premises. The bonus amount depends on the equipment you upgrade.

The exact amount that a business will need to pay for an approved energy efficiency improvement will depend on the number and type of energy upgrades undertaken.

Illustrative examples include:

  • replacing an old electric hot water unit with a medium-sized heat pump could cost a local hairdresser $840 instead of $4000
  • upgrading the air conditioning at a local café may cost the owner $960 instead of $3100.

Eligible energy-efficient upgrades must be installed by accredited providers, who use the bonus to reduce the cost of equipment. Accredited providers will identify equipment in your business that is eligible to receive the bonus.

Accredited providers are accredited by the Essential Services Commission under the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program and are experts in their field, experienced in delivering a variety of upgrades that can help save on your energy costs.

View information about accredited providers.

Registered accredited providers

Below is a list of providers that are registered with Sustainability Victoria to participate in the Small Business Energy Saver Program, which means they can provide you with the Small Business Energy Saver Bonus to discount the price of your energy-efficiency upgrade.

The list indicates the regions serviced and the type of Victorian Energy Upgrade activities that can be delivered by the provider. The providers are accredited by the Essential Services Commission to perform the specific Victorian Energy Upgrade activities indicated in the list. Sustainability Victoria does not endorse the providers nor guarantee the quality of a provider’s work.

Please contact an accredited provider in your area to discuss how they can deliver a discounted energy-efficiency upgrade for your business.

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Barwon South West | Gippsland | Grampians | Hume | Loddon Mallee | Greater Melbourne

Barwon South West

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Energy Makeovers
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 788 776
enquiries@energymakeovers.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Gippsland

Auspro Group
Mr Chirag Desai
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0404 721 948
chirag.desai@ausprogroup.com.au

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Energy Makeovers
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 788 776
enquiries@energymakeovers.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

Homelab
Mr Jack Labno
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.
1300 781 614
jwlabno@dodo.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Wattly
Patrick Blain
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 878 500
patrick@wattly.com

Grampians

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Energy Makeovers
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 788 776
enquiries@energymakeovers.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

Homelab
Mr Jack Labno
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.
1300 781 614
jwlabno@dodo.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Hume

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

Homelab
Mr Jack Labno
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.
1300 781 614
jwlabno@dodo.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Wattly
Patrick Blain
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 878 500
patrick@wattly.com

Loddon Mallee

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Energy Makeovers
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 788 776
enquiries@energymakeovers.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

Homelab
Mr Jack Labno
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.
1300 781 614
jwlabno@dodo.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Greater Melbourne

Auspro Group
Mr Chirag Desai
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0404 721 948
chirag.desai@ausprogroup.com.au

Eco Light Up
Mr Remi Infanti
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
0490 023 859
remi.infanti@ecolightup.com.au

Energy Makeovers
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 788 776
enquiries@energymakeovers.com.au

Expert Group
Peter Brodribb
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
03 9592 9111
peterb@expertgroup.com.au

Homelab
Mr Jack Labno
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Upgrade to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
Install energy efficient refrigeration and ventilation fans and motors
Install water efficient pre-rinse spray valves.
1300 781 614
jwlabno@dodo.com.au

LED Saves
Rob Reyes
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
03 9088 0285
info@ledsaves.org

Renewable Energy Traders Australia
Mr Stephen Coleman and Mrs Samantha Coughlan
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Steve 0430 061 985
Samantha 0420 814 996
s.coleman@retaustralia.com.au
s.coughlan@retaustralia.com.au

Smart User
Mr Jeff Wen
Install energy efficient fridges and freezers
0411 298 876
jeff.w@siliconlighting.com.au

Wattly
Patrick Blain
Replace inefficient electric hot water systems
Replace inefficient gas hot water systems
Install energy efficient refrigerator display cabinets
1300 878 500
patrick@wattly.com

Register your interest

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More information

The Victorian Energy Upgrades program provides households and businesses with a range of discounted energy efficient products and services. Visit Victorian Energy Upgrades.