Willoughby City Council received Australian Government funding to conduct a review of planned tri-generation project at ‘The Concourse’ a performing arts centre in Chatswood, New South Wales. Following this review they concluded that the project risks were too great to proceed and the project was terminated.
Council will replace current lighting with LED lighting options to significantly reduce the consumption of power for the lighting requirements of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and the first floor of the Council Administration Building. Staff awareness will be increased by the introduction of a staff behaviour change program. The ability of Council to fund future works will be increased through the introduction of a Sustainability Fund.
This project aims to improve the efficiency of the energy usage across various buildings and sites.
This will involve the replacement of light fittings and lamps and the instillation of energy saving units to air-conditioning compressors. The expected outcomes will be a significant reduction in energy consumption with environmental benefits, lower maintenance and energy costs.
Moreland City Council was awarded Australian Government funding to provide energy efficiency upgrades at the Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre, Fawkner Library, Fawkner Precinct Leisure Centre, Coburg Leisure Centre, and Brunswick Town Hall in Victoria.
Maitland City Bowls and Recreational Club was awarded Australian Government funding to install a trigeneration system to provide heating and cooling at their club facility in Rutherford, New South Wales.
Lismore City Council received Australian Government funding to upgrade two council owned buildings, the Corporate Administration Centre in Goonellabah and the CBD Customer Service Centre in Lismore, New South Wales.
This project aims to deliver street lighting upgrades from 80W mercury vapour to T5 technology on 722 street lights. These will be located in the areas of Yarra Junction, Warburton and Healesville. The project also aims to refer residents to an energy efficiency program based on the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme.
The energy Smart Cities & Homes Project will increase the energy efficiency of seven Holroyd City Council assets, with a high public patronage, through lighting or Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) upgrades. These upgrades will be followed up with a multi faceted Communications Plan detailing the energy savings, greenhouse gas reductions and amenity improvements associated with the works.
Using Australian Government funding, the Mildura Rural City Council were able to upgrade the Alfred Deakin Centre by installing a Bauer air-conditioning control system in the pool hall; sauna set back and timer controls; solar preheating on outdoor pools and lighting upgrades.
Bankstown District Sports Club received Australian Government funding to modify Air Handling Units (AHU) with Rotary Heat Exchangers (REX), install Variable Speed Drives (VSD) on the AHU, repair carpark ventilation controls, install sub metering and re-commission the Building Management System (BMS) at the main club building, Bankstown, New South Wales.
This project will see the Civic Centre Complex become the backdrop to engage the community to save energy in their own homes. A high profile Short Circuit Film Competition will be launched to develop a platform to promote energy efficiency.
The Ross House Association received Australian Government funding to install a new energy efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in the Ross House building at Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
The Association also distributed an information guide (Greening Ross House: Your Tenancy Guide) to inform the wider community and their tenants about ways to reduce their energy usage.
Darebin City Council was awarded Australian Government funding to conduct energy efficiency upgrades at the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Northcote, Victoria and the Reservoir Leisure Centre in Reservoir, Victoria.