About Us

Sustainable Focus is a leading provider of unique, innovative and effective solutions designed to help businesses reduce operating costs, while becoming more energy efficient, environmentally responsible, and future-ready in the face of rising utility and equipment maintenance costs.

In this ever-changing environment, we understand that businesses face increasing pressure to promote sustainability in their operations – especially through their ESG principles. As such, we are dedicated to helping our clients not only identify inefficiencies, but also seize opportunities to enhance their sustainability credentials through sophisticated yet practical technologies that go beyond simple building management systems.

Our team of professionals brings a successful track record in providing tailored energy and facility management strategies that can significantly reduce operational and maintenance costs, while improving ESG metrics. Our comprehensive suite of services can integrate seamlessly into clients’ existing or planned operations, and can include demand management and response, general automation control systems, remote HVAC maintenance, embedded network billing, cloud-based reporting systems, and carbon certificate generation.

Driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future, we are passionate about providing businesses with the best possible tools and solutions to enhance their operational efficiencies and cost savings, minimise their carbon footprint, and, by working within various carbon scheme boundaries, reap the maximum benefits of their investment.

From consulting to identify opportunities through to integrating our leading-edge technologies into your site and operations, we look forward to working with you to create a brighter outlook for your business and for the planet.

Rob Smith Biography

Robert Smith

Rob Smith, the Managing Director of Sustainable Focus, is a distinguished figure in the field of energy management systems, both within South Australia and across the nation. Boasting more than three decades of experience in providing energy efficiency and OPEX reduction solutions for various businesses, Rob and his team are constantly developing innovative technologies to keep pace with the dynamic and complex nature of the industry. Sustainable Focus is adept at delivering customized energy solutions for organizations of all sizes, with expertise covering demand management, smart energy procurement, and advanced automation systems that track, monitor, and optimize energy usage.

As technology evolves, Rob and his team remain at the forefront of trail-blazing software and hardware solutions to help their clients stay ahead of the curve by significantly reducing their energy and operating costs. Under Rob’s leadership, Sustainable Focus has assembled a team of dynamic and talented experts with diverse experience in mechanical and mechatronic engineering, software development, coding, and automation, as well as large-scale project management, which makes Sustainable Focus a one-stop-shop for energy control, efficiency, and management.

Rob has worked extensively with real estate investment trusts, and asset management companies in delivering OPEX reductions and multi-site asset management tools over a vast portfolio of properties across Australia, including retail shopping centres, schools, aquatics and leisure centres, motor vehicle dealerships, and more.

Rob is a Certified Energy Manager recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers, and his expertise extends to sustainable building design and construction, as well as 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 LifeSustainable 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

The energy savings delivered by Sustainable Focus have exceeded expectations. These energy upgrades will ultimately drive operating costs down across all Reject Shops nationally, which is good for our employees and our shareholders.
Ross Sudano,
Former Chief Executive Officer,
The Reject Shop
The results achieved by Sustainable Focus have surpassed expectations… Not only have we been able to dramatically reduce our energy costs and strengthen our commitment to environmental best practice, but working conditions for staff have also been improved
Grant Eckert, ANCOL Group General Manager
The System Optimisation Service provided by Sustainable Focus has ensured we are on track to meet our energy efficiency targets
Jonathan Roberts
Asset Operations
City of Playford
Sustainable Focus delivered a comprehensive project tailored specifically to the needs of the building. The lighting upgrades have significantly reduced our energy bill and has been a great investment
Tony Reynolds
Asset and Compliance Manager
Sustainable Focus has highly committed and capable staff who operate with integrity and attention to detail. I have been very satisfied with their work. No ‘greenwash’!
Rob Bunting
Senior Environmental Officer
SA Health, Government of South Australia
Our partnership with Sustainable Focus has seen significant energy and water savings from simple measures. Sustainable Focus has been able to quickly identify the win-win of reduced operating costs and improved environmental outcomes. 
Chris Jeffs, Manager
Engineering Services, SA Pathology (IMVS)
Sustainable Focus were engaged to deliver a complicated multi-technology project, the outcome has met all of our expectations.
Des Jackson
Energy Conservation Solutions Advisor
Ergon Energy
Sustainable Focus worked with Unley to understand our needs and then managed the design, installation and commissioning of a system that continues to support Council’s sustainability objectives.
Alan Johns
Projects Manager
City of Unley