About Us

Sustainable Focus has more than 20 years’ experience delivering energy management solutions in South Australia and nationally. Our team of energy experts specialises in energy efficiency projects, automated energy control systems, demand management, solar power and diesel generation. We understand the complex interaction of many different controllable and uncontrollable elements that make up your energy system. Managing the dynamic interplay of these elements and the potential impact of tomorrow’s technologies and energy trends is essential to optimising your energy use. Helping businesses and organisations cut their energy use and costs by identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures has been Sustainable Focus’ core business since 2001. We have more than 300 energy-saving success stories nationally in retail, industrial, commercial and government sectors. The Sustainable Focus team can:

  • design technical solutions using innovative and leading-edge technology
  • implement those solutions, ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget and achieve the stated energy efficiency savings.

To achieve this, we get to know your staff and your business and design a comprehensive Energy Management Strategy tailored to your unique operational needs. By optimising your businesses energy use, we not only reduce direct power costs, but also cut maintenance expenses and improve the working environment for staff.

Rob Smith Biography


Robert Smith

Sustainable Focus managing director Rob Smith is a leader in energy management systems in South Australia and nationally. With more than 30 years’ experience in delivering energy efficiency solutions for businesses, Rob and his team constantly develop new technologies and drive innovation in this complex and ever-changing field. Rob has worked with businesses and government organisations large and small to design and build customised energy solutions such as LED lighting upgrades, large-scale solar arrays and heating and cooling measures – saving hundreds of enterprises millions of dollars. His expertise, and that of Sustainable Focus, has expanded in recent years to encompass demand management, clever energy purchasing and state-of-the-art automation systems which track, monitor and optimise energy use. As technology advances, Rob and his team are continually trail-blazing software and hardware solutions to keep their clients ahead of the pack by dramatically reducing their energy and operating costs. Rob leads a dynamic and talented team with experience in mechanical and mechatronic engineering, software development, coding and automation and large-scale project management, making Sustainable Focus a one-stop-shop for energy control, efficiency and management. Rob is a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers and is experienced in sustainable building design and construction and integrated water management.

Sustainable Focus is an Accredited Certificate Provider for the New South Wales Energy Savings Scheme (ESS), and has Accreditation for both Schedule 34 (Building Based Lighting Upgrades), and Project-Based Activities (Measurement and Verification) for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program (VEU).

Sustainable Focus is also capable of registering Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) for projects.

Sustainable Focus is a licensed Electrical Contractor – Reg number: PGE 289562


Sustainable Focus proudly holds memberships with the following groups:   Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), EO South Australia, AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating), and the Association of Energy Engineers . Sustainable Focus has provided financial support and in-kind services to the following organisations: Trees for Life, Sustainable Communities SA, the Ruth Barker Project. Sustainable Focus is a signatory for the City Switch program.


Fast Movers Top 10,  Brand South Australia and BDO SA Fast Movers Awards 2018 Best Supplier, National Retailer Awards 2018 Finalist, Professional Services, National Optus MyBusiness Awards 2017 Energy Project of the Year – Oceania Region, Association of Energy Engineers, 2014 Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project (Highly Commended), Energy Efficiency Council National Awards, November 2013 Sustainable Business of the Year, 2010 World Environment Day Awards – City of Charles Sturt