Daintree Networks has received a $250,000 grant from the Victorian Government to further develop a technology that could reduce the amount of electricity used on lighting in businesses by as much as 80 per cent.


The funding is being provided under the Victorian Government’s Energy Technology Innovation Strategy (ETIS),


State Minister for Energy and Resources Michael O'Brien said the introduction of lighting control systems into commercial buildings had the potential to deliver significant reductions in electricity consumption and reduce business energy bills.


"The technology will include systems that improve the quality of information collected through the lighting control system. This will deliver more detailed information about how energy is being saved to facility managers, utilities and regulators," Mr O'Brien said.


"This includes a classification system that could lead to better methods to benchmark energy consumption by building types, geographies and industry sectors."


Daintree Networks have lighting control systems that have the potential to save as much as 70 per cent on a commercial building. They want to increase the energy savings by up to another 10 per cent by providing energy efficiency enhancements to existing lighting control techniques.