City Of Port Adelaide Enfield

Energy efficiency projects

Sustainable Focus has worked with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield over a number of years to implement numerous energy and water efficiency projects, resulting in significant cost savings and greenhouse gas reductions as well as improved building comfort and amenity.

Key Outcomes

Energy efficiency projects at Enfield have resulted in a 50% reduction in electricity consumption.

Through the energy efficiency projects, City of Port Adelaide Enfield have been able to halve energy consumption in some sites. Energy Efficiency projects at Enfield Library have resulted in a 50% reduction in electricity consumption.

Opportunity

Sustainable Focus has assisted Council prepare an annual business case to secure funding for environmental projects by highlighting the financial, environmental and social benefits from improved building technologies.

Using our 4 Step Green Building Program, Sustainable Focus then designed and managed energy saving projects on behalf of Council using a transparent approach which ensures Council receives best value for money and high quality products and services.

Solution

Sustainable Focus has assisted Council prepare an annual business case to secure funding for environmental projects by highlighting the financial, environmental and social benefits from improved building technologies.

Using our 4 Step Green Building Program, Sustainable Focus then designed and managed energy saving projects on behalf of Council using a transparent approach which ensures Council receives best value for money and high quality products and services.

Lighting Upgrades

Sustainable Focus has managed the design and implementation of major lighting upgrades at the Civic Centre, Kilburn Depot and a number of community facilities and libraries. Occupancy sensors were also installed at the Depot. The lighting upgrades have improved lighting quality, reduced maintenance costs and substantially reduced energy consumption.

Heating, Ventilation and Cooling

Air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) account for about 50% of energy consumption in the average Council building. Sustainable Focus assisted Council improve air conditioning efficiency and comfort at the Civic Centre, Enfield Community Centre and Library, Pt Adelaide Library and Kilburn Depot. Push button air conditioning timers have also been installed at Kilburn Community Centre as well as radiant heating controls at community halls and the Kilburn Depot.

Ceiling fans, insulation and draft proofing have also contributed to energy and cost saving at a number of Council facilities.

Culture and Systems

Sustainable Focus has also developed a green purchasing guide for Council, facilitated staff training in sustainability issues and developed an interactive ‘Green at Work’ website.

 

Result

Energy Savings

This energy upgrade has seen a reduction of greenhouse emissions of over 480 Tonnes.

Up to 50% energy savings have been achieved through this upgrade in completed sites. Energy Efficiency projects at Enfield Library have resulted in a 50% reduction in electricity consumption.

Costs Reduced

Annual savings of around $90,000 per annum.

Other Benefits

Training with staff has made them more aware of being environmentally conscious by identifying ways of reducing waste, saving energy and money.