EAGA Case Study: Six Energy Performance Contracts for Councils in Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

Councils in Melbourne’s East Partner with Ecosave for Energy Performance Contracting Projects to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Client Overview

The Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) is a formal collaboration of eight Councils in Melbourne’s east, working together on regional programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate regional adaptation.

Challenges & Objectives

EAGA recently embarked on a joint Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) program – the first of its kind in the Australian Local Government sector.

Through working together in a joint process, EAGA Councils’ objectives are to:

What happened

EAGA members Yarra Ranges, Maroondah, Boroondara, Whitehorse and Knox initiated the EPC process.

EAGA Councils - Yarra - Knox - Maroondah - Boorondara - Whitehorse - Monash


The types of facilities that were investigated and solutions implemented across all Councils and EPCs.

Ecosave implemented the following Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)


Solar PV

HVAC & Mechanical


BMS & Analytics

Building Fabric


EAGA and its member councils have a proud history of delivering significant climate mitigation initiatives, both at the regional scale and individual council level. Since 2012, EAGA initiatives have saved over 22,000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions in councils and the community. This is forecast to increase to over 56,000 tonnes by 2021 through projects currently being delivered



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