Extended dates for the highest Commercial LED upgrade subsidies

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We updated you back in October that the subsidy rates for Commercial LED Upgrades in businesses around Victoria would be changing through the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program (previously called VEET). We have some good news; the deadline for this subsidy drop has been extended out to the end of January 2018. This gives us the chance to remind you that from 1st February, 2018 commercial LED Upgrade subsidies will decrease by 15% (10% for linear fluorescent tubes) through to May. After May 1st the subsidies available for commercial LED upgrades will drop by 30% (20% for linear fluorescent tubes). If your…

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An LED Upgrade for a Genesis Fitness Club, QLD

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Genesis Fitness, based in Windsor, Queensland recently selected Energy Makeovers to complete their upgrade to LED throughout their fitness, office and bathroom areas. As a business that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, fitness centres and gyms can see sky-high energy needs so an upgrade to LED lights can have an enormous, and positive, effect on a company’s energy bills. Not only were Energy Makeovers able to upgrade the lighting systems to LED and get rid of outdated technology like fluorescent tubes and halogen downlights, but we were actually able to decrease the number of lights…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions That Impact Your Home

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It’s the new year and instead of committing to one of the most popular new years resolutions: Lose weight Exercise more Eat more healthy Learn a new skill Be kinder Why not also set yourself one of these: Improve my home’s energy efficiency Decrease my home energy bills Save money Do something good for the environment Spread the word and encourage my friends and family to do the same The great news is that you can actually do all 5 of these resolutions by making just one change in your home. By making energy efficiency upgrades in your home you…

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Victoria Wins National Energy Efficiency Award 2017

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2017’s National Energy Efficiency Awards’ event ran on 20th November in Melbourne. As their blurb says, they “recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management in Australia. In its 6th year the Energy Efficiency Council celebrates and acknowledges businesses and groups who are optimising their energy needs and improving efficiency around Australia. “The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of events designed to bring industry leaders, efficiency experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice, learn about the latest trends and technologies and to raise professional standards in the sector.” Some of…

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LED Office Lighting through the VEET Scheme

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If your office building is still using outdated, energy-hungry lights like halogen downlights or fluorescent tubes you could be eligible for a partial or heavily subsidised upgrade to LED with thanks to subsidies organised through the Victorian Energy Upgrade program. The VEU, previously called the VEET Scheme, incentivizes energy-efficient upgrades like the retrofit of old-technology/outdated lights to new LEDs as it helps Victoria reduce its carbon emissions and work towards Australia’s Paris Climate Agreement to help limit global warming to 1.5-2° (26-28% reduction in emissions, relative to 2005 levels, by 2030). A halogen downlights wastes huge amounts of energy It…

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Your voice for the renewable-future of Victoria

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At Energy Makeovers we believe, as do millions of Australians, that renewable power is the future for the energy industry. Wind and solar will play a significant and crucial part of Australia’s energy future and Victoria’s new Renewable Energy Target aims to create enough new wind and solar energy to power almost half of the state. Investment and growth in renewable energy is necessary to: Achieve our Paris Climate commitment and help limit global warming to 1.5-2° (26-28% reduction in emissions, relative to 2005 levels, by 2030) Diversify energy supply away from the “Big Three” energy retailers, which will mean…

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An LED Upgrade for a historical estate and mansion

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Rippon Lea recently selected Energy Makeovers to complete an LED upgrade throughout the historical landmark and heritage listed building. The upgrade involved retrofitting candle-style lights and incandescent bulbs like the below image to bring the estate into the 21st century with LED technology but maintaining the beautiful aesthetic of this heritage-listed estate. This has led to savings of: From $4,228 per year spent on lighting to $551 now spent on lighting The total savings over 5 years are $18,000+ and this upgrade abates 16+ tonnes of greenhouse gases. Areas upgraded: estate and mansion Number of lights installed: 202 LEDs Money…

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NSW & VIC over deliver on energy saving

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According to the eecca, Energy Savings achieved through energy saving programmes like Victoria’s Energy Upgrades scheme and NSW’s HEER (Home energy efficiency retrofit) scheme. According to the regulator’s data the success of these energy-reduction programs has been a positive and welcome detour from “dysfunctional energy markets” providing “substantial, direct and rapid impact on energy affordability and security and emissions reductions at lowest cost”. In the first 6 months of 2017 the HEER scheme in NSW exceeded its target by 49% and Victoria’s (now titled) Victorian Energy Upgrades program (previously VEET) exceeded its target by 44%, based on the number of…

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Victorian Government subsidies for Commercial LEDs due to drop

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The Victorian government subsidies for LED upgrades are changing. You might have heard about the Victorian Energy Upgrades program, previously called VEET. This government run program in Victoria helps homes and businesses make energy efficient upgrades to their properties, typically with retrofit activities, to reduce its energy use and help Victoria decrease its carbon emissions as a whole. As of January 1, 2018, the Victorian Government will be decreasing the subsidies available for Commercial Lighting upgrades to LED. From the first day of the new year the subsidies will decrease by 15% (10% for linear fluorescent tubes) through to April. After…

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8 Things to know before upgrading to LEDs

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Do you own or manage a commercial business or property? If you’re thinking about upgrading the lights in your business to LED (and if you’re relying on outdated energy-hungry lights, then you definitely should) there might be some thing you need to know before you make your decision. We’re often asked by businesses: What colour lights they should upgrade to What an LED upgrade costs What the return on investment (ROI) is for an LED Upgrade We’ve answered these questions and more in our handy e-book – 8 things you must know before your workplace upgrades to LED. We provide helpful…

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