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Victoria Wins National Energy Efficiency Award 2017

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.”

The Energy efficiency awards

Some of the winners include Melbourne Cricket Club who enhanced the energy efficiency at the MCG in a commercial building project above 2,000SQM and RMIT for their Sustainable Urban Precincts Program.

“RMIT has worked with Siemens and Honeywell over two years to identify opportunities for energy and water savings in 77 buildings in the City, Bundoora and Brunswick.” source

The Best Energy Saving Program

2017 saw the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for the Victoria Energy Upgrades program (previously known as VEET) claim the prize for winner of the Best Energy Saving Program, with NSW’s Energy Saver for Business program as ‘Highly Commended’. It’s a nice reminder of the fantastic work the VEU Program is doing by reducing Victoria’s energy use with efficiency upgrades, like LED retrofits in homes and commercial buildings.

“In 2017, energy retailers are being asked to help reduce Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions by 5.9 million tonnes through energy efficiency. The target increases each year and will be 6.5 million tonnes in 2020.”

Energy Makeovers are proud to be an Accredited Partner in the above scheme and can boast that we have helped create over 3millions VEECs (Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates) and have helped the state abate over 3million tonnes of greenhouse gases through these upgrades.

If you’d like more information about the National Energy Efficiency Awards there’s a link here.

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