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Carbon Calculator

Provided by Carbon Neutral Completion Time: Short

This online calculator can be used to estimate most annual direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions for things like vehicles, electricity, waste, air travel. You'll be required to gather information from sources like electricity bills, vehicle log books and travel agent spreadsheets.

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Zero Waste Victoria

Provided by Vic Government Reading Time: Long

Zero Waste Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to address the growing issues of waste, recycling and sustainability in the community.

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Energy efficiency for business

Provided by Sustainability Victoria Reading Time: Short

A series of practical guides and checklists suitable for most businesses. Find energy saving opportunities and get tips on how to engage staff, and implement lasting changes to save money.

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Energy efficiency best practice guides

Provided by Sustainability Victoria Reading Time: Long

These guides have been designed to aid decision makers and service providers through changes to systems such as IT facilities, industrial refrigeration, lighting and compressed air. Know the limitations of your existing systems and find the best solutions for improvement.

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Truck buyers guide

Provided by Federal Government Reading Time: Long

This interactive guide helps business owners choose a small or medium sized truck or commercial vehicle. Each element of a vehicle is compared against your business requirements so you get the cheapest, most fuel efficient vehicle to suit your needs. Before using this guide, make sure you're clear about your business needs.

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Wise up on Waste App

Provided by Unilever Food Solutions Completion time: Short

Perfect for hospitality businesses, this App helps to identify when and where you're generating the most food waste. Find out what the potential cost savings to your business could be if you reduced your waste by 20%. To use this App properly, you'll need digital or fish-hook scales.

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Recycling near you

Provided by Federal Government Reading Time: Short

Small businesses can use this tool to find recycling information for almost any product. Know what services your council offers and check drop off options so you don't waste time.

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Case study: Welvic Australia

Provided by Sustainability Victoria Reading Time: Short

A great example for small manufacturers on the benefits of resource assessment and process and equipment upgrades. Welvic reduced their electricity usage and made savings far over their investment in the first year.

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Case study: Good Guys Bendigo

Provided by Sustainability Victoria Reading Time: Short

Good Guys Bendigo was successful in receiving a Smarter Resources, Smarter Business capital funding grant, reducing it's energy usage by 30% representing a saving for the period of $15,000.

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CitySwitch case studies

Provided by CitySwitch Green Office Reading Time: Short

A great range of case studies demonstrating successful sustainability outcomes for office-based businesses through staff engagement, lighting and equipment upgrades, sustainable fitouts, renewable energy and more.

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Victorian Energy Compare

Provided by Victorian Government Completion Time: Short

These calculators find the best offers based on your gas or electricity usage. You can also see a list of all offers available to you for comparison. You'll need to know your electricity usage before you start.

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Using energy efficient lighting

Provided by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Reading Time: Long

This report is designed to help identify appropriate and reliable energy efficient lighting technology suitable for your facility or business. You'll need to know details about your current lighting system to get the most out of the report.

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Discount energy saving products for business

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

Great for home based businesses and small premises. Receive discounts and special deals on selected energy-saving products and appliances for your business.

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Light Bulb Saver App

Provided by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Reading Time: Short

Great for almost any business, this calculator helps you to make an informed decision about energy efficient lighting so you can cut costs and reduce your carbon footprint. You'll need to know the details about the current lighting you use to get the most out of this calculator.

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Misleading claims about solar

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

Great resource for any business wanting to offset electricity costs by installing solar panels. Explore the list of pitfalls you should be aware of to make sure you get the best deal and buy panels for the right reasons.

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Build for energy efficiency

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

Great for home-based businesses, you can use the handy 3D model to highlight areas of your home and get information about how to make simple changes to save money on gas, electricity and water bills.

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Green Vehicle Guide

Provided by Green Vehicle Guide Completion Time: Short

Compare all Australian vehicles – including commercial – on the basis of greenhouse and air pollution emissions. This comprehensive tool allows you to rate cars as far back as 1986.

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Tips for greener motoring

Provided by Australian Government Reading Time: Short

This guide explains how the type of vehicle you drive and the conditions which you drive under affects your vehicle's environmental performance.

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Appliance calculator

Provided by Victorian Government Completion Time: Short

Great tool for businesses to check how much their major appliances cost to run and compare them against more energy-efficient alternatives. You'll need details about your appliances, for instance how many watts the light globes you use are, and how many you have.

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Understand your electricity bill

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

Knowing what costs make up your energy bills can help save you money. This easy to follow diagram spells out the various readings that appear on your electricity bill.

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Sustainability Gippsland

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

This networking website is for businesses around Gippsland interested in environmentally sustainable practices. You can create groups, chat with other businesses, check out related events, and access an extensive list of suppliers registered on the site.

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Recycling signage

Provided by South Australian Government Reading Time: Short

Downloadable, printable recycling signs prepared for event organisers, office managers and the wider community. Attach your signs to recycling bins and ensure people place materials in the correct bin.

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Case study: Taltarni Vineyards

Provided by Sustainability Victoria Reading Time: Short

Read how local winery – Taltarni Vineyards is on track to save nearly $20,000 per year after implementing actions recommended in a resource assessment. Their story is a great example of how businesses have reaped the benefits from sustainable practices.

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Australian Business Licence and Information Service

Provided by Australian Government Completion Time: Short

Great tool for businesses seeking information about environmental regulation and licenses. If you're unsure what to look for, simply type in keywords and your location. Want more specific results? Enter detailed information using the panel on the left. Related regulations and licenses will be listed which can be built into a toolkit to help your business meet all environmental regulatory requirements.

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Case study: sustainability a factor in business growth

Provided by Mansfield Regional Produce Store Reading Time: Short

How the Mansfield Regional Produce Store cut running costs and increased revenue by making sustainable business decisions.

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Victorian Default Offer

Provided by Victorian Government Reading Time: Short

New rules have been introduced in Victoria to make sure that you are receiving the best energy plan offered by your energy provider.

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Workshops and seminars