Benefits of solar for business
Business Sustainability
No business can afford to toss money out the window, including on electricity. Across the ACT, many businesses are acting...
The business of adapting to climate change
Business Sustainability
As a business, is it worth checking out how your business can get climate ready? Getting climate ready includes reducing...
Actsmart business sustainability awards 2016
Business Sustainability
The 2016 Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards celebrate Canberra businesses that have ramped up waste management and recycling and improved their...
Make your building work to save you money
Business Sustainability
With winter just around the corner, now is the time for businesses to consider how to save money on heating costs and improve the comfort of their workplace. The good news is that Actsmart can help. If you operate a business (outside the home), have fewer than 10 full-time equivalent staff or electricity bills under $20,000 (incl GST), you may...
Running sustainable events
Business Sustainability
Public events can produce significant amounts of waste material, much of which is potentially recyclable, including paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastics and organics. Furthermore, event patrons are increasingly expecting access to recycling services at ACT events. Event organisers can play a positive role in implementing and encouraging sustainable activities and behaviour, both at an event and in the broader sense...
Upgrading to LED lighting will brighten your electricity bills
Business Sustainability
Saving money and keeping costs under control - it's what smart businesses do. If you operate from a separate business premises (not home), and have fewer than 10 full-time equivalent staff or electricity bills under $20,000 (incl. GST), you could be eligible for Actsmart's Business Energy and Water program. Actsmart will conduct a FREE energy and water assessment of your...
Optimise your HVAC and refrigeration for big savings
Business Sustainability
Keeping costs under control and saving money. It's what smart businesses do, so here's some advice. If you operate a business (outside the home), have fewer than 10 full-time equivilant staff or electricity bills under $20,000 (incl GST), it's worth exploring Actsmart's Small Business Energy and Water program. Actsmart will provide your business with a FREE energy and water assessment...
Behavioural change in the workplace
Business Sustainability
'Finding it hard to implement environmentally sustainable practices into your workplace? You're not alone. One of the most challenging barriers to creating a more environmentally sustainable workplace is getting staff to change their behaviour. Changing behaviour requires critical reflection of current behaviours. A quick audit, for example of how staff dispose of waste generated in the office will identify current...
Exciting renewable energy developments in the ACT
Business Sustainability
'The ACT Government's renewable energy initiatives are delivering renewable energy to Canberra households at record low prices and creating new commercial opportunities for Territory businesses. As a strong supporter of renewable energy, the ACT Government is committed to positioning Canberra as an export-oriented hub for renewable energy innovation and investment. Through our solar and wind energy auctions, the Territory is...
It’s easy to save energy costs in your business
Business Sustainability
Saving money by reducing energy use in your business has never been easier, with free assistance available from the ACT Government's Actsmart Business Energy and Water program. Experienced Actsmart assessors can identify opportunities for savings that could otherwise be missed, including large savings with short payback times. A visit by an Actsmart staff member to your business makes the process...
Recycling in your workplace
Business Sustainability
Whether you work in a restaurant, office, or retail shop, there are many ways you can recycle your waste rather than sending it to landfill. Setting up effective recycling systems helps businesses save significantly on their waste bills while helping the environment and meeting corporate responsibilities. The Actsmart Business program provides free assistance and tailored advice to help you set...
Energy saving tips for your business
Business Sustainability
While the ACT has some of the lowest electricity and gas prices in the country, our cool climate means we use a lot of additional energy for winter heating and this can drive up our energy costs. There is a lot you can do to reduce energy consumption in your business without compromising on comfort and convenience whilst helping to...
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