Sustainable business

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Our community values businesses that are environmental friendly and socially responsible. Explore the programs we offer to help you build sustainable business practices.



Better Business Partnership

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Better Business Partnership (BBP) is a free business program that assists small to medium-sized organisations to implement sustainable practices and achieve local recognition for their efforts. To become an accredited BBP member there is a free sustainability assessment on nine key areas – energy, water, waste, transport, reducing plastic, community, staff, purchasing and business health.

BBP works with businesses to:

  1. Save money through reduced energy, water and waste bills
  2. Improve their environmental performance
  3. Provide promotion through marketing campaigns and the Better Business Awards.

Take advantage of the great resources this program offers to reduce your environmental impact, reduce your bills and differentiate your business in the local community.

Please contact the Willoughby BBP Program Manager for further enquiries and visit the BBP Website.

Free energy audits for businesses

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To support businesses in reducing their energy costs and cutting their carbon emissions, we are offering free level 1 energy audits on commercial buildings. 

Level 1 energy audits provide information on potential energy efficiency measures, lighting, solar panel installation, battery storage, EV charging, payback periods etc. These audits are done by independent consultants.

Every building has their own unique electricity usage profile and aspect, which can quickly lead to confusion when assessing solar options. Our independent engineering consultants can simplify the process through a level 1 energy audit by providing advice on the installation of a solar PV system unique for your building. After you’ve received the assessment you can quickly progress with getting accurate quotes to have solar installed on your building.

Please note, eligibility criteria apply and there are a limited number of assessments available.

Register interest for a free level 1 energy audit

Willoughby City Council also offers free level 1 energy audits for apartment buildings.  Please register interest via the link above.


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CitySwitch is a free national program for office-based businesses to improve their energy efficiency, reduce waste, lower their costs and contribute to a carbon positive future. The program seeks to support an accelerated approach to business decarbonisation and can provide guidance on;

  1. Simplifying and structuring your business journey to net zero
  2. Understanding best practice and providing an opportunity to build collective knowledge in your work teams
  3. Free online resources, practical toolkits, and case studies
  4. Financial assistance towards the cost of NABERS ratings

When you join CitySwitch, you gain access to a local program manager and a wide network of other companies also taking steps to improve their sustainability. For Willoughby please contact the Greater Metro and Regional Manager by visiting the CitySwitch website

For more detail read the CitySwitch Program Overview

Cityswitch Pathway to Net zero

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