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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. 

Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) reports

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has 10 task groups, which includes the Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) co-chaired by Australia and the USA. BEET is a collaborative platform for countries to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies, with a core focus on building rating systems and building codes.

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.

Demand side efficiency: Savio Pack House and Cold Storage

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The 14 cold storage rooms at Savio’s, a fruit packing house in Queensland, are controlled by 3 large ammonia compressors, which an audit showed consumed over 435,000kWh (costing $95,000) in ten months. By avoiding demand changes which account for 40% of Savio’s total electricity costs, the business could save $5500 a year by shutting down equipment at certain times.