Sustainable business

To reach our goal of net zero community emissions by 2030, Glen Eira City Council is helping businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save money on energy bills by providing the following services and programs. We can only achieve net zero emissions together!

Environmental Upgrade Finance

Businesses in Glen Eira have access to affordable capital for environmental upgrade projects, such as solar, energy efficiency, improve building insulation, water treatment, waste and more through the Environmental Upgrade Finance program.

Solar for Business

As part of the Solar for Business Program, rebates of up to $3,500 are available for eligible Victorian small businesses to install solar power systems up to 30kW.

To apply and find out more visit our Solar for businesses page.

Victorian Energy Compare

The Victorian Government's Energy Compare tool is a free independent energy price comparison tool that will help your business get the best electricity and gas offer. Use the GreenPower filter on the website to access 100% renewable energy.

To check your savings, visit the Energy Compare website.

Victorian Energy Upgrade

This Victorian Government program is providing businesses with access to discounted energy-saving products and upgrades through accredited providers.

To check subsidised upgrade opportunities, visit the Victorian Energy Upgrades program website.

Business Energy Advice Program

This program delivers trusted advice to help small businesses get better energy deals and increase their energy efficiency. The program provides two free services for eligible small businesses:

  • Business Energy Advice ― to help understand energy saving opportunities, choosing the best energy plan and advice on energy efficiency for their industry.
  • Small Business Energy Check ― an energy spend benchmarking tool that allows small businesses to compare their energy spend against similar businesses in their industry and region.

For more information visit the Business Energy Advice program website.

Business efficiency and sustainability check

This efficiency and sustainability health check helps you reduce energy bills and waste, making your business more resilient and sustainable. If you would like to take up this offer, email us at sustainablebusiness@gleneira.vic.gov.au to request a check.

More useful websites

checkyourenergyspend.com.au
Compare energy spend against similar businesses and get help from business experts about reducing bills and asking for better energy deals.

City Switch
Helps office-based businesses to improve their energy and waste efficiency and provides advice, free resources and case studies.

Climate Active
Supports and guides businesses as they account for and reduce carbon emissions. Includes information about becoming carbon neutral.

Resources

You might want to tap into some of these resources from other sustainability groups, programs, and organisations.

If you would like any further information on any of the resources and programs listed above, email sustainablebusiness@gleneira.vic.gov.au