Ipswich City Council was awarded Australian Government funding to implement an iconic street lightng project to change over 2,616 street lights in 11 suburbs of South East QLD to energy efficient LED technology.
This Project aims to fast-track significant energy efficiency improvements to major Council energy consuming sites within the Parramatta CBD. The project includes: 1. The Riverside Theatres, which is the 2nd largest Council power consuming site in the CBD; and; 2. The CBD's four multi-storey car parks, which combined are the 4th largest Council power consuming site in the CBD, and provide over 75,000m2 of car parking or 2959 car spaces for daily commuters and visitors to Parramatta.
The project will focus on actions to deliver the following energy efficiency outcomes:1. Reduce energy consumption by 928,612 kWh p.a. (37%); 2. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 835 tCO2 p.a.; 3. Reduce energy costs to the Parramatta community by around $1.9 million over 10 years (at current electricity prices); and 4. Motivate and encourage those who visit, live, and work in Parramatta to improve their own energy management practices.
This project will implement a hybrid co-generation and geothermal system for pool heating at the Leisure Centre and a tri-generation system at the heritage listed Arts Centre to significantly reduce energy costs and improve the amenity of the heritage building that does not currently have space heating and cooling for public areas
This project will provide cogeneration at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre to save energy usage and greenhouse gas and to also enhance the sustainability demonstration features at the Barr Reserve Ecoliving Precinct by increasing the demonstration of sustainability to the community and extend the EcoLiving education program.
Do Something’s Energy Cut project developed sector-specific energy efficiency materials for small to medium-sized businesses and community groups across 20 industries, including: aged care, butcheries, hairdressers, newsagents, offices, restaurants and retailers.
The Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) has developed energy assessment tools and resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community organisations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) so that they can make informed decisions about energy efficiency and reduce operational costs.
Great Lakes Council will be implementing energy efficiency and thermal upgrades in their Administration Centre, Community Centre, Library and Great Lakes Art Centre, Tea Gardens, District Office and the Library. Select public areas will be upgraded to stand alone solar lighting.
The Police and Community Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW project aims to improve the energy efficiency of PCYC's 59 clubs across NSW. This project will reduce the running costs of their facilities by improving lighting levels . The project will also reduce electricity costs, greenhouse gas emissions and provide a community education hub displaying a variety of clean lighting technologies.