As part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, Merri Community Health Services took advantage of funding available through the Commonwealth Government’s Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) to take action to save energy.
Activities undertaken on site include:
- installing a new HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system
- installing new ductwork
- replacing existing lighting with energy efficient T5 fittings and LED downlights
- installing occupancy sensors for switching lights on and off
- minor modifications to the building envelope.
The project resulted in a dramatic improvement in the energy efficiency to the site with almost 30% reduction in energy consumption. The overall figures show a $5,878 reduction in energy costs, with a 16,219 kWh/year in energy savings for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, and 14,080 kWh/year in savings on lighting.
Not only is Merri Community Health Services saving energy and money, but the retrofit has resulted in improved comfort for staff and patients in the building.