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Energy audit - QMDC aged care facility

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Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc (QMDC) completed an energy audit on an aged care facility near Warwick, Queensland. The retirement home consists of single level accommodation buildings and the capacity to accommodate 40 residents. During the Financial Years 2012/13, the facility consumed 114,467 kWh of electricity, emitting 98 tonnes of carbon. An energy audit identified potential energy efficiency cost savings worth approximately $4,257 per annum with an average payback period of 3.1 years.

Energy efficiency - University of Queensland

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This case study describes University of Queensland’s (UQ) energy efficiency program at St Lucia Campus, where centralised energy management provided a better understanding of its energy use. UQ developed user-friendly online graphical user interfaces for staff and students of varying expertise to interact with energy data. The case study was developed as part of UQ’s participation in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program.

Energy-mass balance - commercial buildings

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This is a guide on how to effectively develop an energy-mass balance (EMB), a method for accounting for the energy and material flows  for a commercial building and its processes. It was designed for corporations to meet the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program but can used by any large energy user.

 

HVAC factsheet - Wireless metering

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Summarises the HVAC HESS wireless metering report released in January 2012 that demonstrates the benefits of retrofitting wireless metering to existing buildings.

HVAC factsheet - Thermal storage

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Provides some basic information on thermal storage including a description of sensible heat, latent heat and thermo-chemical storage and how these may apply to chiller operation through load leveling and load shifting strategies.