Green light cafe - Cafe Koula

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
March 2013
Authors: 
Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd
Type: 

At Northcote’s Café Koula, changing the lighting has led to changing the atmosphere in the busy café. Compact flourcents replaced 105 watt metal halides, giving an equivalent light while using less energy, and improving light in the café’s work areas. A produce garden is popular with families, and waste is fed to local chickens or  in a retrofitted worm farm. Financially, the business has saved $140 a year electricity and maintenance costs, while reducing its greenhouse emissions.