Breweries and wineries are energy-intensive operations. To save money and protect the environment, owners must search for high impact, low-cost efficiencies in engineering processes.

Look first at refrigeration and tank storage, which can consume half of your total energy, and then at packaging, compressed air, pumps, hot water and steam, fans, HVAC, lighting, and other equipment.

Every stage of winemaking uses energy. To save money and the environment, look for high impact, low-cost solutions in engineering processes—refrigeration and tank storage (which typically uses about 50–70 per cent of total electricity consumption), pumping, hot water and steam, HVAC, lighting, and wastewater treatment.

Energy management is getting smarter, and new solutions are emerging. Could you save from heating and cooling more efficiently? Would it be worthwhile upgrading or modifying your equipment? Have you installed low-cost lighting? Is your insulation optimal?

Have you considered solar and other renewables, an increasingly popular choice for many Victorian operators?  Energy-saving actions matter. Start with these resources:

Learn from others — brewery case studies

Wine industry case studies

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Victorian Energy Saver provides tools and information to help Victorian Businesses save energy and money.

There is more information on efficiency and improvements on our Equipment and Technologies: Case Studies & Guides page.

Page last updated: 18/02/20