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Victoria University - Footscray Nicholson Campus Energy Audit

Victoria University - Footscray Nicholson Campus Energy Audit

University Campus consists of three big buildings with total internal floor area of 28,200 m2 and house around 2,500 students. The purpose of this energy audit is to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption as part of the university energy saving initiative. Major energy saving recommendations are listed below:

  • Improve the BMS by adding new energy efficiency control strategies.
  • Install solar PV system to generate electricity.
  • Change chiller and boiler constant flow system to variable flow system.
  • Replace old inefficient chiller and boilers with new high efficiency type.
  • Add insulation to the buildings' ceiling.
  • Occupancy sensors.
  • Replace lights with more efficient type.

Total annual cost saving was $139,071 with 7.66 years payback period. Annual GHG avoidance was 737.4 Tonnes CO2-e.

Irymple Primary School Energy Audit

Primary school with 323 students located in Mildura, Victoria. The school is more than 125 years old with new learning centre built in 2009. Major energy saving recommendations are listed below:

  • Install solar PV system to generate electricity.
  • A/C units and Gas heaters controls.
  • Reprogram the irrigation pump controls.
  • Replace lights with more efficient type. 
  • Occupancy Sensors
  • Office equipment and kitchen appliances Controls

Total annual cost saving was $22,107 with 4.15 years payback period. Annual GHG avoidance was 100 Tonnes CO2-e.

Victoria University - Footscray Nicholson Campus Energy Audit Irymple Primary School Energy Audit
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Edithvale Primary School Energy Audit

Primary school with 350 students located in Melbourne, Victoria. The school is more than 100 years old with recent upgrades. Major energy saving recommendations are listed below:

  • A/C Units and gas heaters controls.
  • Ventilation system for the servers room.
  • Delamp.
  • Replace lights with more efficient type.
  • Occupancy sensors.
  • Office equipment and kitchen appliances controls.

Total annual cost saving was $3,734 with 7.1 years payback period. Annual GHG avoidance was 17.3 Tonnes CO2-e.

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