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Energy Efficiency Tools Review

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The Energy Efficiency Tools Review report provides a list of software tools used internationally for analysing energy use in the manufacturing, oil, gas, and power generation sectors. These software tools help users find energy savings in their business operations.

Hotel Energy Uplift Program factsheet

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The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will deliver $10.2 million in grants to help small and medium hotels reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 

A fair deal on energy

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The Australian Government is:

  • delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
  • putting energy consumers first
  • taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments

 

Energy efficient design and possible savings - Willowdale Community Centre

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Case study prepared by Team Catalyst showing how the design of a community centre in a retirement village in western Sydney might change if the building had been designed to comply with the 2019 version of the energy efficiency provisions in Section J of Volume 1 of the National Construction Code, rather than the 2016 version. The case study focuses on the building fabric provisions. The case study was completed in early 2018 using an early draft version of Section J 2019 and does not fully reflect the final version published in February 2019.  

Proposed building upgrades - Roselands Boarding House

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The Boarding House project at Roselands NSW is still in design development stage, and consists of 9 sole occupancy units and a communal lounge. Out of the 9 units, 6 are proposed to be two storey structures, with a mezzanine bedroom. The 3 remaining units and communal lounge room are proposed to be single storey structures. The project is a class 3 building under the NCC, located at Roselands, inner western Sydney which falls in NCC Climate Zone 5.

Extension of Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre

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Case study prepared by Team Catalyst showing how the design of a shopping centre in Maitland, NSW, might change if the building had been designed to comply with the 2019 version of the energy efficiency provisions in Section J of Volume 1 of the National Construction Code, rather than the 2016 version.  The case study uses the Greenstar verification method (JV2) newly added to the 2019 version of Section J. The case study was completed in early 2018 using an early draft version of Section J 2019 and does not fully reflect the final version published in February 2019.

Power factor correction - Woodburn Orchard

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The Woodburn Orchard’s facility in Batlow NSW produces and packs around 4000 tonnes of apples a year. Woodburn is classified as a large enterprise when compared to other orchards that were audited. From March 2013 to February 2014 the pack house and cold stores consumed over 488,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at a cost of approximately $138,000. The biggest opportunity for Woodburn to reduce electricity costs is to optimise its ‘power factor’. Site saving opportunities:
• save up to $3500 a year, with an initial capital investment of $8500

Energy assessment and management processes - Incitec Pivot Plant Gibson Island

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The Incitec Pivot plant at Gibson Island in Queensland used about 13 peta joules (PJ) of energy in 2008–09 in the manufacture of nitrogen-based fertilisers. This case study describes 3 projects estimated to save 150,000 giga joules (GJ) of energy annually. This case study was developed as part of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEGO) program.