Accommodation

Accommodation providers face similar challenges to reduce their water and power use and Greenhouse Gas emissions. A holiday home at Maryborough on the Fraser Coast has adopted ecoBiz practices to achieve savings. Another accommodation provider in the Redland Bay region has created a sustainable retreat. One university student village has tackled the challenge with great results. 

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Education

People come first in education, so it makes sense they’re also the focus of any sustainability campaign to reduce water, waste and power costs. 

A peak body representing and supporting Queensland;s independent schooling sector joined ecoBiz to save money. A school on Brisbane's south-side is incorporating eco-efficiency features into design from the drawing board. On the Sunshine Coast, four campuses together came together to change people’s behaviour in order to boost their sustainability.

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Food and BEVERAGE

Queensland’s world-standard food and beverage processors and producers also need to be globally competitive – and that means curtailing their inputs so they can keep costs down.

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Health

The Queensland peak body for diabetes advocacy has increased funding for services over the last two years since it commenced its eco journey.

It's hard to imagine a more resources-intensive building than a hospital, with 24-hour intensive use of power, water and waste. One hospital has achieved some significant savings by putting into place ecoBiz practices.

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Hospitality

A central Brisbane cafe is striving for sustainable practices by incorporating ecoBiz practices into its fundamental design. 

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Industrial

Substation33 is an innovative social enterprise and electronic ;waste recycling centre that not only prevents hundreds of tonnes of e-waste from entering landfill but provides thousands of hours of paid employment and work experience.

In the business of locating, mapping and safely exposing underground services using non-destructive excavation methods, the VAC Group believes sustainability is simply a corporate responsibility.

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Light industry

In the highly competitive world of light industry, detailed management of power, water and waste costs is needed for sustainable growth.

One Brisbane firm has put in place state-of-the-art practices that are delivering considerable financial benefits.

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Manufacturing

Australian manufacturers who are succeeding in a highly competitive environment are doing so because they’re innovating their offerings and their procedures.

A south-west Brisbane manufacturer is making their eco-credentials count. One Gold Coast textile manufacturer has gone a step further, successfully embedding innovative sustainability principles in the business for many years. A foundry in Maryborough is investing in their people and processes to build a more sustainable business.

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Not-for-profit

Not-for-profit and community groups are also benefiting from the ecoBiz program.

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Professional services

Sustainability improvements can benefit the bottom line for all businesses, including professional services. 

Two Queensland companies – a Brisbane law firm and a Sunshine Coast landscaping and architectural company – used moving offices as their successful catalysts for change.

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Public Facility

Even public facilities such as Holland Park Courthouse has found value in striving to be more sustainable in everyday practices.

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Retail

World-leading premium skincare producers, Jasmin Organics Group don't compromise on sustainability in the development of their organic beauty and skincare range.

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Solar Power

Solar power, hot water and LED lighting are effective renewable solutions which can save you money and energy long-term. Without high upfront costs, Infinity Power design and install customised solutions that can save businesses money from day one.

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater should be treated to reduce the risk of carbon emissions, energy supply and prices, and build community relationships. Here is an example of a beef processing and cattle feeding company with an advanced wasterwater treatment process.

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