Hotel Energy Uplift Program - Australia

The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will run over one year from 2020-21 to 2021-22. The program provides grants to support small and medium hotels to reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 

Close date: 01 Apr 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

Application detail: We expect a high level of interest for this grant opportunity. Eligible applications will not automatically be approved, we will approve them according to meeting eligibility criteria, submission time and date and distribution of funding per jurisdiction.

What do you get? Grants from $10,000 to $25,000.

Who is this for? Small to medium sized hotel, motel or serviced apartment complex with 1 to 99 guestrooms that are advertised to, and available to be booked by, members of the public on a nightly basis.

Overview: The objectives of the program are to assist hotels to:

  • upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • upgrade the building fabric to save energy, such as improving windows, drapes or insulation 
  • undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy audits and engineering feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • invest in energy monitoring and management systems.

There is $10.2 million available for this grant opportunity. The minimum grant amount is $10,000 and the maximum grant is $25,000. 

You must complete your project by 30 June 2022. 

For more information please visit Hotel Energy Uplift Program |



One solution that could assist you is from the team at SensorFlow, whose savings methodology was recently verified by the EarthCheck Research Institute.

Their wireless retrofit HVAC automation system for hotel guest rooms is designed to help reduce energy costs. Feel free to download their information deck to explore more about their solution.

SensorFlow is a Prop-tech startup from Singapore, building devices for hotel rooms to collect data and automate decision making. They are helping hotels reduce energy costs up to 30 per cent through smart automation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems when rooms are unoccupied. They also improve operational productivity using the data collected by their devices, identifying poorly performing HVAC equipment, stopping housekeepers wasting time visiting occupied rooms and enabling front of house and engineering teams to control the HVAC in the rooms from anywhere in the world, solving problems at the touch of a button.

They have had some real success in the Asian Pacific (APAC) market and have a proven track record with agreements covering 12,000+ hotel rooms of which 7,000+ have been installed thus far.

Contact the Team