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Achieving Low Energy Existing Commercial Buildings in Australia Report

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Energy Ministers agreed on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings in 2019. This is a national plan that aims to achieve:

  • zero energy and carbon ready buildings in Australia
  • the National Energy Productivity Plan target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030

The report identifies 6 options to achieve this.

The report is by the former Department of the Environment and Energy and the COAG Energy Council.

Reports for the National Pilots of the Residential Efficiency Scorecard

In 2018-2019, COAG Energy Council funding was provided to pilot a national version of the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard (Scorecard) tool in capital cities (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Sydney). 

A customised version of the Scorecard was developed for tropical climate zones across northern Australia. It was adjusted to include key features that are important to tropical housing design, such as ventilation, shading, roof colour and ceiling fans.

International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)

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The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a high-level international forum that provides global leadership on energy efficiency. It identifies and facilitates government implementation of policies and programs that yield high energy efficiency gains.

Timing peak energy use - P. Savio & Co. pack house and cold storage

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An assessment of P. Savio & Co. (Savios) pack house and cold storage showed where energy use and costs could be reduced. Savios facility in Pozieres Queensland produces and packs approximately 4000 tonnes of apples per annum. It is a large facility with 14 cold storage rooms controlled by a refrigeration system that utilises 3 large ammonia compressors ranging from 22 kilowatt (kW) to 37kW in size. From May 2013 to February 2014 the pack house consumed just over 435,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at a cost of almost $95,000 (excluding GST).