programs - Lighting the West and emPOWERing Maribyrnong for which the council received Community Energy Efficiency Program
(CEEP) grant funding. The projects were implemented as part of the Zero Carbon Maribyrnong program which involves targets for carbon emissions set in the previous Carbon Neutral Action Plan.
mercury vapour street lights were upgraded to energy efficient T5 lamps as part of the Lighting the West program.
council buildings where energy efficiency upgrades were taken up: RecWest Braybrook, Cherry Crescent Kindergarten, Braybrook, North Maidstone Kindergarten, Braybrook Community Centre, Footscray Library, Yarraville Senior Citizens Centre, Operations Centre – South Building, Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre.
Cost savings per annum for energy and operation, maintenance and repair charges from electricity retailers and distributors and savings in maintenance costs in locations that required expensive lift hire to upgrade high bay lights.
mega joules of savings in energy per annum. Approximate reduction of 2,700 tonnes in carbon emissions per annum.
payback period of the 2 programs combined. The payback for Council funds is under 2 years as the federal government funded two thirds of the overall cost.
budget allocated for both the projects. $1,372,275 was from grant funding received by council in July 2013. Council made a contribution of $686,160.
savings that resulted from the project being delivered within budget.