Odour Control Systems Australia has been recognised by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage at a function in Newcastle for reducing its energy usage over the past 12 months.

The recognition was a result of the decision by the company to commit to the Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program, an initiative of the New South Wales Department of Environment and Climate Change in 2010.

Under the program, Odour Control Systems embarked on a number of initiatives, including:

  • an energy use audit by an external specialist, resulting in specific recommendations for OCS to consider
  • an assessment of the recommendations and implementation of those deemed practicable; and
  • implementation of an energy use monitoring and reporting system.


Staff were engaged in the program from its outset, and gave their commitment. As a result of the program, Odour Control Systems has reduced its total energy use by 20%, with still more improvements to come.

The New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage held a function on 26th October in Newcastle to recognise companies that had successfully achieved energy reductions under the program.

At the function, Odour Control Systems General Manager Tony Ryan was presented with a certificate by NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage, Robyn Parker, and Newcastle Lord Mayor, John Tate.