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.
The Australian Government is delivering an additional $10.5 million in 2019–20 to improve the energy efficiency of Australian buildings.
The Australian Government is undertaking a review of the CBD program to assess its effectiveness and consider the case to expand the program to other high energy-using classes of buildings, such as shopping centres, data centres, hotels and office tenancies.
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.
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.
Summarises the HVAC HESS wireless metering report released in January 2012 that demonstrates the benefits of retrofitting wireless metering to existing buildings.
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.
Demonstrates the importance of keeping condenser and evaporator coils clean in HVAC systems.
Covers the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of retrofitting a revolving door to an existing building.