Local aged care awarded energy grant

Regis Aged Care’s facility Cranbourne in Junction Village has recently been awarded a $9620 grant to conduct an energy assessment and identify opportunities to help reduce its energy usage under the $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program.

The program, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, supports businesses with three different efficiency grants, a sustainable finance service, training events, and information resources.

The grant funding will be used to conduct energy assessments of the Regis facilities in Brighton, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham, representing significant savings. The assessments will identify opportunities to improve their operational and energy performance while reducing their environmental impact.

Since the program was launched by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, grants have been awarded to more than 60 businesses across Victoria to co-fund energy efficiency assessments.

Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP said Regis Cranbourne has identified potential savings of up to $22,000 a year through an energy assessment of its centre.

“Energy assessments are a great opportunity for a business to improve their productivity while also reducing operating costs,” Mr Perera said.

“This will make a real difference by helping local business to save on energy bills and reduce waste.”

This opportunity was made possible by Regis’ involvement in the Bayside City Council’s Golden Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Aged Care Facilities program.

During the workshops, Regis national sustainability manager Kaushik Sridhar presented their sustainability efforts and engaged Carbonetix (energy consultants) to do preliminary walkthroughs of the Brighton, Frankston, Cranbourne and Sandringham facilities to identify energy efficiency opportunities.

The initial inspections laid the foundation for Regis to submit four Sustainability Victoria grant applications. All four applications were successful.