Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG)
The City works closely with the Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG), which is a not for profit organisation leading the way in sustainable initiatives for business as well as residents.
BSG can educate business operators around;
- Waste minimisation
- Energy storage
- Sustainable policy
- Sustainable food and gardening
- Re-usable materials such as cups, plates and bowls
BSG also provides an opportunity for like-minded business and community members to discuss practical sustainable initiatives at networking events and workshops.
Go to www.bsg.org.au
Bendigo Manufacturing Group (BMG)
The Bendigo Manufacturing Group is an advisory group to the City. BMG is currently researching the impact of energy price increases on business.
BMG has previously undertaken a range of projects relating to energy including;
- Aggregated energy purchasing
- Emerging technology that improves energy efficiency and energy management
BMG can provide guidance to other local manufacturing organisations. Contact our Business Help Desk to find out how on 03 5434 6000.
State Government assistance
We have listed the most helpful State Government websites below for you to explore.
Energy and Materials Efficiency for Business
- What is resource efficiency?
- Boosting business productivity
- Top energy and materials efficiency tips by sector
- Resources and tools
- Energy efficiency – best practice guides and videos
- Small Business Festival Webinar – Small Business energy efficiency myths
- Energy assessment grants
- Sustainable finance service
- Material efficiency grants
- Business networks
To find out more, go to http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/business
Energy Efficiency Exchange
The Energy Efficiency Exchange provides the latest and greatest news and innovations on energy management for your business. The website offers a number of resources that promote cost saving opportunities, successful energy efficiency, energy management ‘101’ and how to build an energy management system.
The website also offers advice specific to business sectors such as:
- Social and Community Services
- Business Services
- Commercial Buildings
To find out more, go to https://www.energy.gov.au/business
Contact our Energy Projects Officer in the Regional Sustainable Design unit on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]