Service Station and Convenience Store

Service station and convenience stores are one of the biggest energy users with including lighting, heating ventilation and air conditioning and commercial fridges being the major contributors. An audit of service station and convenience stores in metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria and Tasmania identified that an average service station and convenience store users 149,353 kWh of electricity per year. Due to a number of sites having installed solar technology, the average cost is almost half of the industry's average at just $11,775.

Despite the considerable difference in electricity costs, there are still many energy saving opportunities that can be made, which could potentially further save businesses hundredds of dollars in electricity costs.

Quick tips to manage your major energy contributors:

LIGHTING

  • Install timers or sensors on your lighting (particularly with canopy lights - daylight sensors)
  • Regularly clean skylights
  • Display signs to remind workers to switch off the lights

 

HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)

  • Reset thermostats
  • Program HVAC controllers to match operating hours
  • Draught proof doors and windows

 

To access the service station and convenience store fact sheet for more information and recommendations click here.