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!

Sustainable Business Profiles

Our sustainable business ambassadors. These local businesses have acted to reduce their environmental impact. Be inspired by their actions and achievements and read more below. 

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.

Circular economy for businesses

The materials you use in your business could be used more efficiently to reduce waste. Find out more about how your business can transition to a circular economy and the initiatives coming into effect, including a ban on single-use plastics at Circular Economy for Businesses.

Business Energy Savers 

Glen Eira businesses can register with Energy Savers to receive free advice about how to become more energy efficient and take advantage of the Victorian Government’s Energy Upgrade initiative. 

Energy Savers also connect business owners with a selected panel of accredited and trustworthy suppliers who can take care of the upgrades and required paperwork to access the subsidies. 

Watch the case study on Ferrari Pizza, who upgraded to energy efficient appliances thanks to Energy Savers. 

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.

Plug In
Provides practical information about how to buy, install and use new energy technologies.

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