At 31 March 2013
What is ecoBiz NT?
ecoBiz NT is an environmental partnership program that helps Territory businesses adopt resource-efficient practices that are good for the financial bottom line as well as for the environment.
ecoBiz NT is aimed at small to medium local enterprises who are in search of ways to improve how they do business while receiving cost savings and improving their environmental efficiency.
A range of easy-to-use tools and guides are available for ecoBiz NT participants to help their business invest, compete and profit from sustainability.
The ecoBiz NT advice program is a simple six step plan to help businesses begin achieving cost savings and improving their environmental efficiency.
What are the benefits?
Eco-efficient business changes or practices can sound like a daunting task. However improvements can be as simple as switching to energy efficient light bulbs, upgrading air conditioning systems, reducing waste and improving productivity methods.
By addressing energy, water use, materials management and consumption with your ecoBiz NT officer, costs and waste can be reduced almost immediately.
Eco-efficiency savings directly increase profits. $1000 of savings equates to $20 000 in sales annually (with a 5% margin).
Additionally, the Power and Water Corporation is providing a once off deduction of $100 to participating businesses.
ecoBiz NT grants
Participating businesses may also become eligible for significant ecoBiz NT grants to assist in implementing eco-efficiency initiatives.
Grants are available to eligible businesses and projects that clearly demonstrate the benefits of conserving, reusing and recycling energy, water and materials. Grants of up to $20 000 (on a dollar for dollar basis) are available to assist eligible businesses with eco-efficiency improvements.
What can I achieve?
Eco-efficient initiatives deliver financial, environmental and social benefits to the community, businesses and the Territory. Through ecoBiz NT your business can:
- Achieve savings through:
- more efficient use of energy, water and materials
- reduced waste
- increased productivity
- improved staff morale.
- Achieve competitive advantage by meeting:
- community expectations for better environmental performance
- demand for environmentally friendly goods and services
- criteria to access improvement grants.
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