Energy audits and behaviour change - UnitingCare Community QLD

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
January 2014
Type: 

UnitingCare Community is a Queensland-based provider of community services. After energy audits were completed on a number of its 297 properties, the organisation began energy efficiency improvements as one of its first initiative. At Gipps Street, electricity consumption was high relative to floor area, until changes were made. Amending the HVAC operating hours, remove excess lighting, installing timers on zip boilers, upgrading an old vending machine, and changes to staff behaviour all made a significant difference: in twelve months, energy consumption reduced by 196,817 KwH, a saving of $26,191.