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.
When the Alto Hotel was built in 2006, sustainability features were built into the design. Today, the hotel achieves outstanding savings in energy, waste and water use.
This project was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) as part of a joint Commonwealth, State and Territory Government work program under the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE). It aims to improve the availability of quantitative information on commercial buildings in Australia and their energy use and associated greenhouse emissions. It is intended to help ground the work of policy makers, analysts, industry, governments, researchers and a wide range of interested stakeholders in a well-founded and shared information base.
The Australian Government commissioned the development of software to estimate the emissions reduction and energy savings arising from future changes to the National Construction Code.
Reports on the learning rate in the context of changes in the energy performance requirements in the NCC for commercial buildings and whether there is evidence that building construction costs rose as a result of changes in MEP requirements.
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.
This case study describes UQ’s energy efficiency program at St Lucia Campus, where centralised energy management provided a better understanding of its energy use.
The Alto Hotel on Bourke in inner city Melbourne aims to lead its field in energy efficiency practices.
French Hot Bread, a busy bakery and café in Newcastle in NSW, used an action plan to gradually implement the improvements suggested by a local energy assessor.