Changes associated with Efficient Dwellings project - final report1 May 2017
This report was commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Energy who have managed this project on behalf of all Australian jurisdictions under Measure 31.2 of the National Energy Productivity Plan. The report contributes to research in the residential buildings sector, by conducting an independent study into, and providing examples from the building industry of, the changes that have been implemented and are associated with constructing more energy-efficient dwellings.
Climate Change – Impact on Building Design and Energy – Final Report 20208 July 2020
Research has shown that current industry standard weather files for building simulation may not be suited to the assessment of the potential impacts of a changing climate, in particular summer overheating risks.
To examine this issue, consultants DeltaQ were commissioned to explore future climate risk in building energy modelling, and to put forward recommendations for improvements to Australia’s National Construction Code.
Commercial building learning rates1 June 2017
Reports on the learning rate in the context of changes in the energy performance requirements in the NCC for commercial buildings and whether there is evidence that building construction costs rose as a result of changes in MEP requirements.
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Baseline Study 202222 December 2022
The 2022 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Baseline Study report produced by SPR (the SPR report) provides a comprehensive, national scale representation of the non-residential building stock by type and energy consumption. This will be an important national resource to support applied buildings research, planning and policy development by government and industry.
Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) Part A1 June 2016
The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) was part of a suite of measures announced in July 2011 as part of the governments' climate change strategy. CEEP was a competitive merit-based grant program that provided co-funding to local governing bodies and non-profit community organisations.
Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) Part B1 June 2016
Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) final reports30 June 2016
CEEP was a competitive, merit-based grant program that provided co-funding to local governing bodies and non-profit community organisations to implement energy efficiency projects in council and community owned buildings, facilities and sites.
Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment (Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 - consultation1 October 2019
Consultation on biofuels, oils, lubricants, greases, waxes, solvents and petroleum coke – discussion papers1 February 2017
Discussion papers seeking additional input from potentially affected stakeholders engaged in activities involving one or more of the covered products of biofuels, oils, lubricants, greases, waxes, solvents and petroleum coke.
Demand side efficiency: Savio Pack House and Cold Storage1 March 2019
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.
Determining office tenancies energy end use1 June 2021
In this report, the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) analyses how much electricity and gas use is attributable to tenants in Australian office buildings based on a survey of CitySwitch signatories and data from the National Australian Built Environment Energy Rating System (NABERS).
Dust extraction system upgrade - Downs Aluminium Casting1 October 2014
Downs Aluminium Casting is a small, family owned and operated non-ferrous foundry located in Toowoomba, Queensland. The company produces aluminium castings for the construction, power and marine industries. In 2013 it installed a 27kW solar PV system. An audit shows other improvements – including by installing a variable speed drive to the dust extraction system - could improve the company’s energy efficiency.
Electricity monitoring in foundry - Dobbie Dico1 October 2014
Dobbie Dico is a privately owned casting foundry in Perth specialising in manufacturing high quality ferrous and non-ferrous valves for the civil water industry, as well as castings for the rail and resource sectors. This case study shows how energy efficiency improvements and techniques such as sub-metering could bring improvements to the company’s energy management capacity.
Electricity prices - Factsheets1 April 2016
Fact sheet 1 - Understand electricity costs. Explains the different steps involved in getting electricity to your home and the breakdown of component costs.
Energy and water efficiency and waste reduction - Alto Hotel1 March 2013
When the Alto Hotel was built in 2006, sustainability features were built into the design. Today, the hotel achieves outstanding savings in energy, waste and water use. While these features added approximately $450,000 to the $5 million build, savings on electricity, water, gas and chemicals are estimated at $50,000 per annum, and creates a point of different for customers.
Energy assessment - Footscray Community Arts Centre1 November 2014
At the Footscray Community Arts Centre in Footscray, the site includes a heritage listed building and warehouse, and an outdoor amphitheatre and lawn. The site’s annual electricity spend it $27,000 (from an annual usage of 130,000 kWh) plus around $3000 in natural gas cost (from an annual usage of 200,000 MJ). An energy assessment identified this could be reduced by $11,000 per year (39% of annual spend) by implementing the suggested opportunities.
Energy assessment - Thiess' Australian Mining business unit1 September 2010
Thiess’ Australian Mining business unit, through effective use of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Assessment Framework, found new efficiencies and dollar savings. The projects implemented were payload management, automating mobile lighting equipment, plant idle-time management, and turbo idle-down time.
Energy assessment and efficient lighting - ABC Castings1 October 2014
ABC Castings is a privately owned non-ferrous casting foundry located in Sydney’s Riverwood. It supplies castings to niche markets in mining and rail. Energy assessments showed savings of over 50% could be made by retrofitting existing lighting with light emitting diodes (LEDs) or induction fittings. Not only would this save on energy, but the change would reduce waste, and provide better directional lighting for focused jobs. Installing skylights was also shown to save up to 30% on lighting costs.
Energy assessment and equipment upgrades reduces energy use - Majors SUPA IGA1 March 2013
Major’s SUPA IGA has served its community for more than 100 years. The owners have implemented numerous energy efficiency measures including airlocking the store entrance - creating a thermal barrier, by installing a second door, reduces air exchange between external and internal areas of the store, and cuts the heating, cooling and refrigeration load. Upgrading the heating and cooling system - installing variable speed drives to the heat pump and upgrading the cooling tower to a compressed condenser with high efficiency fans to reduce energy input to energy output requirements and increas
Energy assessment and LED lighting - Caernarvon Orchard1 September 2014
Caernarvon Orchard in Orange, NSW, produces and packs 4,500 tonnes of apples and 800 tonnes of cherries per annum. About 5% of its annual electricity spend is on lighting (around $3,400 pa). An energy audit found that replacing high bay lighting fixtures with LEDs would save $2,120 a year (from a one off investment of $5,600). Savings would also come from using electronic lighting ballasts, and replacing fluorescent tubes.