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Kingston City Council

Location

CHELTENHAM, VIC

Start Date

21/11/2012

Finish Date

20/12/2014


Project summary

Kingston City Council implemented a project that enabled energy efficient upgrades of the Kingston Arts Precinct located in Moorabbin, Victoria. This included upgrading the existing heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system servicing the Kingston City Hall; installing 600 LED lights to the Arts Centre and City Hall; and double glazing windows at the City Hall.

Need for project

The Kingston Arts Precinct, including the City Hall and Arts Centre, receives approximately 100,000 visitors each year. The building had been a major energy consumer, with reliance on a forty-year old heating and cooling system which had reached the end of its serviceable life.

Through the provision of Australian Government funding (in conjunction with a co-contribution from the Kingston City Council), the Council was able to replace the heating and cooling system and upgrade windows and doors to make City Hall low maintenance, energy efficient and thermally stable.

Project deliverables and outcomes

With the upgrade to the HVAC system, double glazing of the front fascia and lighting upgrades, the Town Hall is now a considerably more energy efficient building (50-60% improvement overall), with greatly improved comfort levels for staff and visitors.

An additional benefit of the refurbishments and upgrades has been an increase in usage of the City Hall of more than 35%.

Outcomes and Final Report

Acknowledgement

This Activity received funding from the Commonwealth of Australia as part of the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

Disclaimer

The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.