Business Energy Smart Tips (best)

Find out how to save money and energy in your business

If your business is a restaurant, butcher, bakery, take away shop, convenience store, grocery, general retail, club or community meeting place then you can make savings on your energy costs with Business Energy Smart Tips (BEST).

We have information for your business in your own language (Arabic,  Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese, Tamil)  that can help you to save energy costs.

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How BEST works

BEST resources can help you to:

  • find out how energy is being used in your business
  • make no cost and low cost changes that can save you money
  • negotiate with your energy retailers to save
  • read your energy bills.

BEST information

More information is available on the BEST project outcomes.

 BEST Evaluation (PDF, 2.9MB)

 BEST Evaluation Appendix (PDF, 522KB)

 BEST Final Report (PDF,1.82 MB)

BEST is a project of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW funded by the Department of Industry and Science. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein

Man standing next to fridge at Hong Phuoc Grocery
Green vegetables on display at Hong Phuoc Grocery
Man refitting electric ceiling light at Eagle Boys Pizza, Minto
Person holding pink fabric at Sri Venkateswara Temple

Your Business

If your business is a restaurant, butcher, bakery, take away food shop, convenience store, grocery, community meeting place or general retail shop, you can make savings on your energy costs with Business Energy Smart Tips (BEST).

To learn more, click on the links below:






Take away food

Community meeting places



Learn how to make savings on your energy costs in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Thai and Vietnamese by requesting a guide in your language from [email protected] 

Smart energy reader power socket at Banksia Bakery

Case Studies

Know how businesses and organisations implement smart tips to reduce energy costs.

Sri Venkateswara Temple (SVT) Helensburgh  

A community meeting place that is making energy efficient changes and influencing its community.

Sanook Thai restaurant, Nelson Bay  

Seasonal, simple and clever actions to reduce energy costs.

Seafood Peking Restaurant, Eastwood

Energy efficiency and advocacy from a business owner who is helping other businesses to save money.

Hong Phuoc Grocery, Marrickville

Remarkable improvement from an experienced and conscientious business owner.

Eagle Boys, Minto

How a low cost and energy efficient solution set the path towards a full energy saving implementation.

Akai Japanese Restaurant, Campsie

Smart tips implementation for a more energy efficient and profitable business.


Kai Sun Supermarket, Parramatta Akai_19.jpg

Smart changes for a more energy efficient and profitable business.

 Banksia Bakery, Banksia

Small changes that have made a big difference.

Bestway Supermarket, Dandenong

Energy saving measures as part of a supermarket renovation.

Red Hot Wok, South Yarra

Switching to LED lights to save on electricity bills

Woman at Akai Japanese restaurant