Energy Savings with Light

Part oft the TCF Australia Online Energy Efficiency Training & Mentoring Project

The TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project offers an extensive range of specialist energy efficiency services to small businesses across Australia to help businesses be more energy efficient. This program has been made possible via funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

One of the FREE ONLINE WEBINARS or RECORDINGS that small business owners can access on their PC, laptop, tablet or iPhone is, ‘Lighting in your Business’. Improving energy efficiency can help businesses save money on their operating costs while also lowering Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Webinar presenter of ‘Lighting in your Business’ Craig Benporath from Greenhouse International said, “Lighting accounts for a significant portion of energy costs in a business and is one of the easiest areas to make changes and save money. Often, if small businesses can have the opportunity to work with an energy auditor and a licensed electrician about 50% of lighting costs can be saved through energy efficiency. In some cases the savings are even greater!”

Craig Benporath said, “According to NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, energy use associated with lighting systems can be reduced by up to 82% if energy efficient lighting practices are adopted.

However, sometimes lighting terminology can appear complex and confusing. Before upgrading lights a small business should be aware of key lighting terms, most of which can be found on the packaging or specifications of light bulbs and fittings. A load assessment or energy audit will help a small business determine which changes are profitable their business.”

Carol Hanlon, Project Manager for the TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project said, “Our free webinars are available for all small businesses, and for those that cannot make a scheduled webinar, it is possible to request a recorded session. Via this project, we have been able to assist small businesses to become more energy efficient in their business.”

Participants in the Project also have access to a FREE Online Energy Mentor.

Mentors are readily available to assist with guiding you through energy efficiencies in your business, or assistance with your financial management of energy bills.

To register to receive FREE Energy Efficiency advisory services visit or email

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