Sustainable Business

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Our local Economic Plan was developed consistent with Council's sustainability principles where “custodianship of the Noosa environment” and a “sustainable Council” are integral, and environmental sustainability is a critical factor in the future development of Noosa. Below is information that can assist business in operating in a more sustainable manner.

Becoming More Sustainable 

Download this handout to learn 10 things that Noosa businesses can do to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.  

Business Energy Advice Program

The Federal Government’s Business Energy Advice Program aims to help delivery energy savings for small businesses. This is a free independent energy advice service tailored to your business. Speak to a business expert to find out ways you can save.

Apply here.

Solar Business Case Studies

Learn what's possible by installing solar power for your business. Zero Emissions Noosa have prepared a number of brief video case studies outlining the economic benefits of going solar in your business.

Watch the Zero Emissions Business Solar Case Studies


ecoBiz is a free program that helps businesses save money by reducing energy, waste and water consumption and introducing sustainable strategies into their business. The program includes one-on-one coaching, site survey, tools to benchmark, workshops and webinars. Members will gain access to free tools to monitor how much energy, water and waste your business uses

ecoBiz website

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Business

The State Government in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland have launched the Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Adaptation Plan (PDF). These plans recognise the challenges that businesses are facing due to climate change and aims to support the sector in better managing climate risk.

Climate Change Adaption Plan for Business information

Business Energy Savers Program 

Are you a large business or agricultural producer that could use a free energy audit? It could benefit your business and the planet at the same time.

Find out more with the $20 million Business Energy Savers Program, an initiative under the Affordable Energy Plan. Providing free energy audits for agricultural customers and large business customers, and co-contributions to fund energy efficiency upgrades.

The program provides audits for businesses covering a broad range of industry sectors that are vital to our economy, and advice to businesses on how they can reduce their electricity costs by using electricity more efficiently.

It includes the Energy Savers Plus Program Extension(for agricultural businesses) and the Large Customer Adjustment Program (for large electricity users).

For more information on energy efficiency, visit Queensland Farmers Federation and Ergon

Home-based Business Energy Use Guide

There are nearly 1 million home-based businesses in Australia. This guide provides some easy, practical and realistic steps that you can take to reduce your energy costs when running a home-based business. By understanding and managing power bills, buying efficient appliances and technology and running them efficiently you can save energy and money and improve productivity.

There are many different types of home-based businesses, from those who work in the home, to tradies who are out-and-about on the road. Our tips cover everything from reducing household power use, to choosing and running motor vehicles.

Read more here