Why be energy efficient?Sports field with lights on in evening

Sports clubs spend an average of $8000 a year on their energy bills. By becoming more energy efficient, cash-strapped local sports clubs can save 30% on their energy bills and help keep fees low for their members.

Opportunities exist for sports clubs to reduce their energy costs and save money.

Case studies

Save it for the Game is a website developed by the South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA), Victoria. It provides tailored energy efficiency information for sporting clubs.

To illustrate how sports clubs have saved money by becoming more energy efficient, SECCCA has compiled a range  of case studies on Victorian sports clubs, including:

  • Cranbourne Bowling Club
  • Dandenong City Soccer Club
  • Kingston Health Reserve
  • Moorabbin Baseball Club
  • Mt Martha Junior Football and Cricket Club
  • Pakenham Bowls Club.

The case studies display the audit recommendations of each sporting club such as simple low cost upgrades like installing fridge timers and more energy efficient lighting to investing in solar panels. See the case studies on the SECCCA website.

Other case studies

Key resources

SECCCA  has also developed fact sheets outlining some of the key ways that all sports clubs can reduce their energy use and save money. These include turning off fridges, taking shorter showers and unplugging appliances.