The Energy Hunter program run by the Hunter Business Chamber in conjunction with The City of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE is providing assistance to small and medium sized businesses across the Hunter Region.
The program enables businesses to identify, manage and improve their energy consumption, saving money on energy costs by becoming more energy efficient.
The Forum at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus is participating in the program, having recently upgraded the high bay lights in the Auchmuty basketball court to LED, with an energy saving of around 70%. This is the first LED upgrade of its kind to be undertaken for a basketball court.
“The Energy Hunter Program has provided NUSport with the tools and expertise to confidently focus on improving energy efficiency with education sessions and business networking forums,” said NUSport Finance Manager, Tony Cleva. “The two year commitment to the program is a realistic timeframe for us to establish benchmarks and measure progressive improvements.”
NUSport are also actively looking into other energy efficiency upgrades, using an electricity monitoring system supplied through the program.
The service has been made possible by $1.2 million in federal funding from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Energy Hunter aims to create a living laboratory in the Hunter to showcase clean energy technology and best practice energy efficiency.
For more information about the Energy Hunter program, please call 4974 2563 or visit the Energy Hunter website.