Summary Of Results

TOTAL INVESTMENT

$762,283

ANNUAL SAVINGS

$71,327

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

9%

ENERGY SAVINGS

239 MWh

CO₂ SAVINGS PER YEAR

624 tonnes

Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre gets major overhaul as part of a Low Carbon Strategy

The City of Boroondara is in Melbourne’s inner and middle eastern suburbs, five kilometres east of the central business. The Council is a member of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) a collaborative organisation of nearby councils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Council issued an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Tender with an 11-Year payback threshold as one of the main return on investment criteria for the EPC.

3E Group was successful in winning the EPC tender for an energy conservation project in a number of buildings within the City of Boroondara. Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre (APARC) was a significant building within the contracted project.

3E Group was engaged to replace the existing aged Building Management System to allow much finer control of all major energy-using equipment on site, as well as major asset investment such as boiler replacements and voltage regulation.

THE SOLUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN APARC ARE:

  • The replacement of all remaining non-LED lights to high performance LED light fittings
  • The replacement of 25-year old boilers to high efficiency condensing boilers
  • The replacement of the building’s Building Management System to an all-new Niagara based platform
  • Voltage Reduction Units to save on the energy consumed on-site
  • Variable control strategy on pool pumps which balances energy savings, heat exchange, filtering and chemical loads
  • Variable speed controls on air and waterside circuits in the HVAC system, reducing electrical loads during non-peak periods

3E Group has also undertaken Measurement & Verification (M&V) to International Performance Measurement Protocols and standards (IPMVP Evo.org). 3E Group has guaranteed the savings over a 10-Year period for the entire EPC – which significantly reduces the Council’s financial risk over the payback period for this project.”