Summary Of Results

TOTAL INVESTMENT

$762,283

ANNUAL SAVINGS

$71,327

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

9%

CO₂ SAVINGS PER YEAR

624 tonnes

Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre sees major overhaul as part of a Low Carbon Strategy

The City of Boroondara is in Melbourne’s inner and middle eastern suburbs, five kilometres east of the central business. The Council is a member of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) a collaborative organisation of nearby councils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Council issued an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Tender with an 11-Year payback threshold as one of the main return on investment criteria for the EPC.

Ecosave was successful in winning the EPC tender for an energy conservation project in a number of buildings within the City of Boroondara. Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre (APARC) was a significant building within the contracted project.

Ecosave was engaged to replace the existing aged Building Management System to allow much finer control of all major energy-using equipment on site, as well as major asset investment such as boiler replacements and voltage regulation.

THE SOLUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN APARC ARE:

• The replacement of all remaining non-LED lights to high performance LED light fittings
• The replacement of 25-year old boilers to high efficiency condensing boilers
• The replacement of the building’s Building Management System to an all-new Niagara based platform
• Installing voltage reduction units to save on the energy consumed on-site
• Installing variable speed control strategy on pool pumps which balances energy savings, heat exchange, filtering and chemical loads
• Installing variable speed controls on air and waterside circuits in the HVAC system, reducing electrical loads during non-peak periods

Donation of Native Seedlings: Ecosave donates to Greening Australia, one native seedling for every tonne of CO2 and every 100 kilolitres of water saved, which additionally enhances the environment.

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