Businesses who participated in the SMART program have case studies showcasing the results of the energy, water and waste assessments and how much money they could potentially save if recommendations are implemented.
If you are a business in the Leichhardt LGA and are interested in reducing your costs and becoming more sustainable, these case studies will show you where to start as well as online resources. There are also tailored programs, management tools and training services
for businesses working to reduce energy consumption, overheads and
costs, available through the Office of Environment & Heritage.
Leichhardt Business SMART is a program that was open to businesses in the Leichhardt local government area. It was completed in mid-2015. SMART was aimed at assisting businesses improve their environmental performance by reducing water and energy use; reducing waste generated and sent to landfill; and reducing operating costs.
Leichhardt Council offered:
- A free baseline assessment of energy, water and waste consumption
- Help in identifying ways in which you can improve the environmental performance and reduce the cost of your day to day operations
- Help in the development of a performance improvement plan to set a framework for environmental improvement
Additional resources for businesses
The NSW Office of Environment also offer tailored programs, management tools and training services for businesses working to reduce energy consumption, overheads and costs. Find details at the NSW Office of Environment website