Energy use reduction - McIvor Road Vet Clinic

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
April 2013
Authors: 
Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance Incorporated (CVGA)
Type: 

At McIvor Road Vet Clinic in Victoria, an increase in demand for its services led to installation of new equipment. Energy bills went ‘through the roof’, and service demands meant switching equipment off was not an option. Instead, the Clinic installed additional insulation and a 10kW solar PV system, switched from halogen to light emitting diodes (LEDs), and installed a solar boosted, gas hot water system.  Within 12 months, the Clinic’s energy use has been cut by 50%, saving $5000 per annum.