Greening the Arts - Arts Project Australia1 March 2013
The not-for-profit organisation, Arts Project Australia, provides an inner city studio and gallery to nurture and promote artists with an intellectual disability. Owning the building makes environment actions even more compelling, so when an audit helped clarify priorities, the organisation got started. It installed double-glazed and operable windows, replaced halogens with light emitting diodes (LEDs), and switched power companies. Their first bill after the changes was $1200 less than usual.
Guide to best practice maintenance and operation of HVAC systems for energy efficiency1 September 2013
A summary of what’s included in the Guide to best practice maintenance & operation of HVAC systems for energy efficiency released in January 2012.
Hotel Energy Uplift Program factsheet11 February 2021
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.
House Energy Efficiency Inspections Project1 December 2015
This study investigated new house construction around Australia to gain insight into the quality of house construction with regard to the energy efficiency aspects of air‐tightness and quality of installation of insulation and heating/cooling ductwork and involved recruiting 20 houses in each capital city around Australia (Darwin was not included).
It followed concerns raised that the energy efficiency features of houses that are required to achieve the minimum energy efficiency standards in the National Construction Code (NCC) (Australian Building Codes Board, 2015) were not delivering assessed benefits For example where insulation and weather sealing is poorly installed by builders houses will have lower energy efficiency performance than expected. This filled a gaps in research with little data previously collected on newly built houses to quantify air‐tightness and assess the quality of installation of insulation and heating/cooling ductwork.
HVAC factsheet - Air handling units1 September 2013
Outlines the workings and components of Air Handling Units (AHU) and discusses efficiency improvement opportunities obtainable through their design and upgrade.
HVAC factsheet - Basics of HVAC energy efficiency1 September 2013
Provides an overview of HVAC energy efficiency issues.
HVAC factsheet - Boiler efficiency1 September 2013
Outlines energy efficiency improvement opportunities obtainable through the design, maintenance and upgrade of boilers, and highlights factors for consideration to ensure their optimal performance.
HVAC factsheet - Building management systems1 September 2013
Outlines some general information on Building Management Systems (BMS) including when to replace a BMS system, develop specifications for commissioning, fine tuning, operation and maintenance of BMS.
HVAC factsheet - Building rating tools1 September 2013
Provides information on design and performance based rating tools.
HVAC factsheet - Chiller efficiency1 September 2013
Outlines factors to consider when upgrading a chiller. A case study where an air cooled unit incorporating adiabatic type pads was used.
HVAC factsheet - Co and tri-generation1 September 2013
Describes co/tri-generation technology and considerations of key benefits from its application.
HVAC factsheet - Commercial building energy efficiency retrofit1 September 2013
Case study of a retrofit at 4 Mort Street, Canberra to significantly improve energy performance from 2 to 4.5 stars NABERS rating.
HVAC factsheet - Commissioning and building tuning1 September 2013
Emphasises the importance of commissioning and building tuning throughout the various stages of a building’s life.
HVAC factsheet - Energy breakdown1 September 2013
Summarises HVAC energy consumption information available in the Guide to Best Practice Maintenance & Operation of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency.
HVAC factsheet - Green leases1 September 2013
Provides a general understanding of what are green leases, key elements of a Green Lease Schedule and their use in the private sector.
HVAC factsheet - Heat pump and heat recovery technologies1 September 2013
Describes the heat pump cycle, types of heat pumps and heat recovery systems, heat pump and heat recovery performance and the impact that these systems may have on energy efficiency.
HVAC factsheet - Overcoming split incentives1 September 2013
Provides information on a range of mechanisms for overcoming split incentives as a barrier to investment in energy efficiency upgrades.
HVAC factsheet - Revolving doors and energy efficiency benefits1 September 2013
Covers the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of retrofitting a revolving door to an existing building.
HVAC factsheet - The importance of cleaning coils1 September 2013
Demonstrates the importance of keeping condenser and evaporator coils clean in HVAC systems.
HVAC factsheet - Thermal storage1 September 2013
Provides some basic information on thermal storage including a description of sensible heat, latent heat and thermo-chemical storage and how these may apply to chiller operation through load leveling and load shifting strategies.