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Alice Springs Town Council



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Project summary

Alice Springs Town Council was awarded Australian Government funding to replace the air -conditioning units at the Public Library located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Need for project

The Alice Springs Public Library had been using an old, inefficient air conditioning unit that had high operating costs. By installing energy efficient units, not only has energy consumption be reduced, but it has helped to ensure that the Alice Springs collection of archive materials meets national preservation standards.

Project deliverables and outcomes

In conjunction with a co-contribution from the Alice Springs Town Council, arrangements were made for the installation of a new air-conditioning units at the Public Library. The new units have reduced energy consumption by 35 percent. In addition, the indoor air quality has been improved, with significantly higher outdoor air rates than the previous systems and higher grade filtration.

Final Report


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


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