The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to $1.53 million in funding towards Australia’s first zero emissions indoor leisure and aquatic centre in Melbourne’s west.
The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre will install an integrated renewable energy system within a newly constructed, high-efficiency building.
Installations will include:
- a 88 kilolitre above-ground thermal energy storage system
- 500 kW of solar PV
- a heat recovery system
- direct digital control systems.
Any additional electricity the facility requires will come from a 100% renewable energy power purchase agreement.
The centre will be designed to achieve a ‘6 Star Green Star’ rating. The building and energy system are expected to deliver an energy reduction of more than 80% compared to aquatic centres.
The $8.1 million integrated system will demonstrate renewable energy solutions that are feasible for local governments and businesses.
See the ARENA announcement.