A good deal for our small business and the environment

Published on 09 November 2021


Mornington Peninsula Shire is working with the South East Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) to deliver Sustainability Victoria’s Small Business Energy Saver program. This program can help small local businesses upgrade old appliances and save on running costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
How can the Small Business Energy Saver Program help my business?
When upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, the program provides small businesses with a significant discount that in some cases may cover up to 100 per cent of the full equipment and installation cost.
Sustainability Victoria can work with you to identify which equipment in your business is eligible to be upgraded.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, your small business must have:

  • 1 to 19 employees (full-time equivalent)
  • commercial (non-residential) premises.

Equipment upgrades
A range of equipment upgrades are eligible for the discount:

  • replacing inefficient electric hot water systems
  • replacing inefficient gas hot water systems
  • upgrading to efficient room reverse cycle air-conditioners
  • installing energy-efficient refrigerator display cabinets
  • installing energy-efficient fridges and freezers.

Better for your wallet, better for our planet!
To learn more, estimate your cost savings and apply, go to: sustainability.vic.gov.au/small-business-energy-saver
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“Save on your long-term running costs by upgrading to energy efficiency products through the Small Business Energy Saver program.
“With summer and our peak tourist season approaching, it’s a good time to check if you have inefficient appliances and take advantage of the program.”

Testimonial from Luke Roberts from Mornington Green:
“The Small Business Energy Saver Program is a great initiative. The SECCCA team did their best to keep up with the changing envelope of the grant and kept up communications at all points.

“It's simple, easy and the new heat pump unit is a fantastic upgrade to help keep our business green and reduce costs.

“Solid trades for the install and overall great experience for a very cheap upgrade.”

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