Energy Efficiency in Industry fact sheet




Type of Resource

Fact Sheet

Year Level

Years 11-12

Years 3-6

Years 7-10





Energy & Renewables

Resources for

Students & Teachers

Australian Curriculum Content Statements


Find out how industries can reduce their carbon footprints. This is an information sheet describing practices that can be used by industry to make energy use more efficient and thus reduce power bills as well as lowering greenhouse gas emissions. A number of examples from the mining industry, such as the redesign of dragline buckets, are given, and some photographs are included.

Educational value statement

  • Explains how energy audits can be used to identify targets for action.
  • Includes strategies that can be applied in all industries
  • Can be downloaded as a MSWord file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe strategies for increasing energy efficiencies in industry and decide which of these can be applied to their homes.
  • Students recognise that in energy transfer and transformation, systems are not 100% efficient and that the efficiency of many systems can be improved.
  • Students describe how science and technology can contribute to finding solutions to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Science Understanding: Physical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science.