SME

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are a dynamic and oft under-appreciated part of the Australian economy. Businesses with under 200 employees drive the most employment and provide the most economic benefit to Australia, with SMEs making up over 57 % of the Australian economy.

The way these 2 million+ businesses consume energy, water and other resources, is critical to our societies ability to transform its economy to a more sustainable level. The good news is, than in doing this, the owners and managers of these businesses will save money and increase their profits.


  1. Establish a recycling program

    Establish a recycling program

    Most businesses generate "waste" products that should be recycled, if only to prevent harmfull chemicals entering our food chain.

  2. Large amounts of energy are required to heat or co

    Large amounts of energy are required to heat or co

    Large amounts of energy are required to heat or cool the air inside a building, so doing it as efficiently as possible is essential to minimizing this expense.

  3. Install a renewable energy system

    Install a renewable energy system

    Businesses can reduce their energy bills by installing a renewable energy system and generating more of the power they consume.

  4. Install water tanks connected to toilets

    Install water tanks connected to toilets

    For businesses with the capacity to install water tanks at their workplace, plumbing then to the toilet system can remove costs for years to come.

  5. Purchase energy efficient appliances

    Purchase energy efficient appliances

    When investing in new office or workplace equipment and appliances, use the Energy Star® ratings (stars) to guide you to the most efficient products.

  6. Switch off un-used appliances

    Switch off un-used appliances

    By switching off equipment when it is not in use, we save energy and money. It is that simple.

  7. Upgrade to energy efficient lighting

    Upgrade to energy efficient lighting

    By replacing your current lighting with the new generation of efficient lights, such as compact fluorescents and LEDs, you can half the lighting component of your electricity bill.