Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Improving energy efficiency is a central element of the Gillard Government's Clean Energy Future package because it can help businesses save money on their operating costs while also lowering Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

As a result of the Federal Government's Commitment, the TCF Australia ONLINE
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project is able to offer an extensive range of specialist energy efficiency services to small businesses in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather (TCF) creative, and associated industries across Australia.

Small Businesses can register for FREE Online Training Webinars covering a wide range of energy efficiency and FREE Mentoring with energy and business mentors as well as TCF Australia ‘Ask an Expert'  Forums across Australia.

TCF Australia ONLINE Energy Efficiency Webinars include
topics such

1) Understanding Energy Use in Your Business - how energy
is produced, measured, monitored & tracked

2) Interpreting Your Business Energy Bills - identify
problems, reduce costs & energy use in TCF Industries

3) Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business - tips
to reduce energy usage, develop energy strategies

4) Energy Efficiency Accreditation - tips in behavioural,
low & no-cost initiatives & business accreditation

5) Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation
- clean energy innovations, technologies & grants

Forums are available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The forums offer the opportunity for small business owners to connect with Energy Efficiency experts, learn how to reduce energy usage and gain information about energy grants. In additions the Forums are a great chance for like-minded TCF businesses to network about sustainable opportunities.

TCF Australia ONLINE Energy Efficiency FREE Mentoring is available for 1-2 hours per business. Mentors are readily available to assist with guiding you through energy efficiencies in your business, or assistance with your financial management of energy bills.

Other services available via this project include:

  • Energy Efficiency
         Networks and Linkages - which includes information linkages like
         newsletters and energy web links

  • Energy
         Efficient ‘Role Models' - featuring product or services with energy
         efficiency best practice

  • Energy
         Efficient ‘Case Study' - featuring success stories of small businesses
         with an outline of how energy usage was reduced and innovations

Carol Hanlon said, "We are excited that TCF industries are engaging with us to learn more about energy efficiency. We've received alot of positive feedback about the program we're offering, and all of the services are FREE to approved small businesses. I encourage all Australian TCF and creative small businesses to register for the webinars, forums and mentoring that are part of this fantastic program. This program will help the Australian business community move towards a clean energy future".

To find out more about the Energy Efficiency business advisory services offered, or register for services as part of this project please visit  or email mailto:[email protected]

Contact Profile

TCF Australia

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of  Western Australia Inc (TCF

Australia)  is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training. From its head quarters in Belmont, WA, TCF Australia aims at networking to maintain and
establish key partnerships for the national TCF industry.

Carol Hanlon
P: 08 9479 3777
M: 0417963231


TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project, TCF, Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency



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