Energy cost saving grants

07 Jul 2017 Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) by Tara Whitsed FUNDS AVAILABLE TO INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY One of Euroas largest employers, Burtons Supa IGA, is the latest business to benefit from the state governments energy cost saving grants and other local businesses are encouraged to apply. Labor member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes recently announced the employer received a grant of $9000 to help improve its refrigeration systems with the Victorian Governments Boosting Business Productivity Energy Assessment Grants. Employing 40 staff, the grant will help the business make energy savings of about $15 000. Ms Symes also encouraged businesses to take up energy assessments. Undertaken by experts, they will provide tailored advice on how you can cut your energy costs and improve productivity, she said. Ms Symes said small, medium and large businesses spending more than $20 000 a year on energy could apply for a basic energy assessment up to $2000 and a detailed energy assessment up to $15 000. A $3000 implementation bonus is also available to both grant types to carry out one or more of the recommendations from their assessment, she said. These might include fitting variable speed drives to fan drives on existing variable air volume heating, ventilating, or airconditioning systems. Another option may be to install fast rolling doors or clear plastic strips to prevent heat gain or loss on large warehouse doors. Small and medium-sized manufacturers can now apply for a Materials Efficiency Grant of up $13 000 to improve materials efficiency, reducing waste sent to landfill. For more information visit www.sustainability.vic. or phone 1300 363 744 to speak to an adviser. Caption Text: Windfall: Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes recently announced energy efficiency grant funding for one of Euroas largest employers. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.