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Best Practice Energy Savings Projects for Councils

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Australian Governments and public sector organisations are becoming increasingly focused on achieving long term sustainability objectives, with many setting ambitious targets such as carbon-neutrality by 2030, or 2050 in the case of  commecial buildings in City of Sydney. Local Government Areas (LGAs) who are serious about achieving such targets must implement energy efficiency upgrades in councils as part of best practice energy savings projects for councils.

Why? The reason is simple: If LGAs wish to ensure successful outcomes from energy savings projects for councils and need verifiable evidence of results, then  performance-based energy savings projects for councils is the way to go.

Performance-based energy savings projects for councils essentially provides guarantees around the results from the energy conservation measures / energy efficiency upgrades in councils, in terms of benefits gained from economic, environmental and energy consumption stand points.

 

What ‘best practice energy savings projects for councils’ really means


Best practice implies reliability, quality, low-risk and assurance or peace of mind; inspiring confidence that the desired outcomes of the project will be achieved.

From a local government perspective – in terms of creating energy efficiency and meeting sustainability targets – finding a reliable Energy Services Company (ESCO) with the right experience and technical expertise, is absolutely key to achieving successful outcomes in energy savings projects for councils.

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When it comes to energy efficiency upgrades in councils, LGA’s should consider implementing best practice energy savings projects:

Types of Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Councils

Large metropolitan and regional Councils typically have a mixed portfolio of property and building types including: office buildings, town halls, libraries, aquatic centres, pavilions, parks, halls, community centres, multi-level car parks etc. As such, there are multiple areas and opportunities to implement energy efficiency upgrades in councils. The type of energy efficiency upgrade would depend on the type of facility, but normally the energy efficiency upgrades in councils could involve the following energy conservation measures:

City of Sydney engaged Ecosave in a large scale EPC to deliver energy efficiency upgrades in councils ‘ 47 buildings including heritage listed sites. Waverely Council is yet another example of how multiple energy efficiency upgrades in councils ‘ various building and property assets can save thousands of dollars and reduce carbon footprint by hundreds of CO2 tonnes every year.

In addition to these energy efficiency upgrades in councils, LGAs can also save money and save resources by outsourcing their energy management, energy procurement and utility bill management / bill validation requirements to a specialist provider – See Ecosave Watch – Energy Management Solutions

Case Studies: Best Practice Energy Savings Projects for Councils

 

Since 2002, Ecosave has enjoyed a strong track record of working with local government organisations in providing energy performance contracting (EPC) services and energy savings projects for councils – See Case Studies for more.

 Ecosave has become one of the leading EPC ESCOs and a trusted partner to implement energy efficiency upgrades and performance-based energy savings projects for councils. 

Ecosave has successfully delivered energy savings projects for councils in both metropolitan and regional areas including:

Furthermore, Ecosave is in the process of implementing four major energy savings projects for councils in the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) initiative.

Click here to find out more about Ecosave’s experience with local councils

Ecosave has not only enjoyed success in implementing energy savings projects for councils, but also energy savings projects for various State government organisations and state-owned entities. For example, Ecosave has won the last six of seven competitive EPC projects with the NSW Department of Education .

 


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