There are many reasons for businesses to look towards sustainable practices as part of their long-term business plan.
Reducing resource consumption and engaging in more efficient business practices can boost the bottom line.
Knox City Council has partnered with the following organisations provide businesses with opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint and save money.
Don’t waste it! Re-think and re-use resources in business.
If your business has unwanted resources (e.g. electronics, wood, metal and by-product), instead of sending it to landfill, you put it to better use by listing it on ASPIRE for other businesses to source and use. This ‘greener’ solution can help your business save costs, make new connections, and contribute to a circular economy.
Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF)
We’re helping local businesses unlock savings with Environmental Upgrade Finance.
Do you want to do a building upgrade to save your business money, but aren’t sure if you can afford it?
With the Sustainable Australia Fund, you can!
Energy Saving Advice from Australian Energy Foundation (AEF)
Are you looking to reduce your gas and electricity bills? Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with free and trusted advice on how to effectively lower your energy consumption in your home or business.
Getting expert advice from their experienced energy advisors about improving energy efficiency, can help ease the financial pressure of rising energy costs, and lower your carbon footprint. They can also connect you to reliable suppliers in the industry.
Solar Savers is a local government initiative helping households and businesses to install quality and affordable rooftop solar. Since 2018, Solar Savers has supported the installation of over 350 solar PV systems in Victoria.
By installing rooftop solar through Solar Savers, residents and businesses in participating Councils can reduce energy bills and future-proof against increasing energy costs, while supporting a transition to clean, renewable energy.
Single-use Plastics Ban
Single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink-stirrers, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers, and cotton bud sticks will be banned from sale or supply in Victoria by February 2023.
Business Energy Savers
Businesses located in eastern region (including Knox) 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. We connect Businesses with a selected panel of accredited and trustworthy suppliers who can take care of the upgrades and required paperwork to access the subsidies.
Click on the logos below for more useful sustainability resources for your business.