Summary Of Results

ANNUAL ENERGY SAVINGS ($)

$97,300

ANNUAL ENERGY SAVINGS

348 MWh

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

13%

CO2-e SAVINGS PA

551 Tonnes

GAS SAVINGS

3,030 GJ

Sustainability Project Slashes Yarra Centre’s Annual Energy Costs by 42%

The Yarra Ranges Council (YRC) area is located in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs. The Council is a member of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA), a collaborative organisation of nearby councils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ecosave was engaged by YRC to undertake significant efficiency upgrades to the Yarra Centre’s infrastructure. The Yarra Centre is a multi-function Aquatic and Leisure Centre located in the heart of the Yarra Ranges.

The site is home to the Council’s major aquatic facilities including a 25M heated main pool, program pool, toddlers pool, multi-purpose stadium, gym, fitness studio and physiotherapy facilities. Ecosave conducted a Detailed Facility Study of the entire site, identified a number of energy saving opportunities and designed a comprehensive package of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) that were implemented as part of a performance-based energy conservation project.

ECOSAVE IMPLEMENTED THE FOLLOWING ECMs:

  • Whole site LED lighting upgrade
  • 99kW rooftop solar PV
  • 2 x 440kW new condensing boilers
  • Primary variable flow heating hot water system
  • Pool circulating pump VSD
  • Multiple-mode pool hall Air Handling Unit (AHU) with
    heat-recovery and EC speed control fans
  • New Building Automation System
  • Energy management system
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