Helping clubs save energy with a new toolkit

Wednesday, 08 May, 2013

Registered clubs across NSW can reduce their energy bills with the help of the Energy Saver Registered clubs toolkit which was launched on 2 May by the NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker.

Parker said that this was a great opportunity for the 1400 licensed clubs across NSW to save on energy costs and become more environmentally sustainable.

“The toolkit provides practical advice and a step-by-step guide to help clubs get started on energy-saving upgrades,” Parker said.

“By using the toolkit to improve their environmental performance, NSW clubs could collectively save $11.9 million a year and reduce their energy use by up to 17%.

“This toolkit is based on the experiences of clubs who have already made energy and water efficiency upgrades to their facilities - such as Mittagong RSL which has saved $133,000 a year, on average, since participating in the program.

“The toolkit covers topics such as upgrading heating and cooling, lighting, catering and hot water systems.

“It also includes tips on how to save even more through building insulation, tinting windows, putting timers on equipment, using swimming pool covers and maintaining refrigeration equipment,” she said.

ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said news of the toolkit had generated an overwhelming response from clubs, including many that were expressing interest in environmental initiatives for the very first time.

“The majority of not-for-profit clubs are currently facing some form of financial distress, so any initiative that reduces their energy costs is a huge help,” he said.

Parker also congratulated Oak Flats Bowling Club for becoming a gold member of the NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage Program.

“They’re the first NSW club to become carbon neutral and are an outstanding example of how an organisation can respond to changing attitudes towards sustainability and truly demonstrate benefits of investing in energy efficiency,” Parker said.

To download the Energy Saver Registered clubs toolkit or get more information about NSW Government programs for business, visit

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