Tips for a Sustainable Business

Go solar!

In 2021, an estimated 27% of emissions came from business electricity in Lane Cove. Getting solar will make your business more resilient and improve your green credentials. Sign up to Council's Solar for Business Program to receive a free independent energy assessment and get started on your solar journey. Not sure how to finance the transition? Consider these options:

  • Option 1: Apply for a rebate through our Sustainability Rebate Program.
  • Option 2: Self-Funded - on average, the payback for solar is 3-4 years. After that, enjoy ongoing savings on business energy costs for 25 years.
  • Option 3: Building Upgrade Finance– A funding agreement between your business, the lender and Council. The benefits are zero deposit, 5-year fixedinterest rate, and the option to transfer the finance if the property is sold.
  • Option 4: Community-funded – facilitated by a Community Energy Group.  Creates an opportunity to engage your customers and the local community in your solar project, where they can invest in a share of your solar and receive regular dividends.
  • Option 5: Power Purchase Agreement financing. By connecting with a wholesale or retail provider, you can sell the solar energy from your roof to the grid or even to your own business. The benefit is that you set electricity prices for the duration of the contract and there is generally no upfront payment required.

Reduce your food waste to landfill

Get an electric fleet

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Work out what waste you can eliminate completely, find a way to reuse things and recycle what you can't avoid. You could also support recycling by buying products with recycled content.

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