Hotel reduces 40% in whole of site energy consumption
This hotel was suffering issues with their air conditioning plant, which was reaching the end of its useful life, so they engaged HFM to undertake an investigation into this issue as well as the sites overall energy consumption.
The project involved HVAC/BMS and lighting upgrades, voltage optimiser, metering and management, as well as deployment of asset management and maintenance systems.
Key results include 4-Star NABERS Energy Rating and winning an environmental practice award.
A formal Level 2 Energy Audit and review was carried out and identified that the air conditioning system at the hotel was beyond its useful life and required upgrading. The audit also identified other works with the potential to improve the site’s energy performance including:
- Improved maintenance on all major plant and equipment.
- The installation of heat pump hot water systems, a lighting upgrade and the installation of performance management meters and systems.
HFM assisted this hotel in obtaining funding for these works through the Green Building Fund, an Australian Government Initiative offered by AusIndustry for projects aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of existing commercial office buildings, hotels and shopping centres. The project received $451,507, half of the total project’s cost.