The Tradies iPromise Grants provide financial assistance to help schools and community organisations implement environmental sustainability projects. The Grants are run once per year with up to $20,000 available. The grants are judged by a panel of experts from the NSW Office of Planning, Industry & Environment, Power Waste Management, Rana Environmental & Tradies own Green Team. The 2020 grant round has closed for this year. A new round will open in 2021.
Tradies Caringbah is in full transformation mode at the moment! As part of our commitment to Sustainability, we incorporated an ambitious goal into the design of the new club....4 star Green Star Certification! Throughout the design and construction, we have focused on energy efficiency, sustainable design & building materials and have a few sustainable surprises to reveal when we open in Spring 2020. Follow @tradiescaringbah on Instagram and Facebook to find out more.
One of our focus areas for 2020 has been energy efficiency. With this goal in mind, we engaged Rana Environmental and QSX to install an additional 76kW solar panel system to our existing 100kW on the roof of Tradies Helensburgh in April this year. Now, with a 176kW system, the club now regularly operates off 100% solar energy during the day and the panels provide 45-50% of our overall energy usage!