Museums Victoria's energy efficiency and solar initiatives

Last Modified: Mon Dec 16 2019 08:45:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 02 Mar 2017
    Victorian Government and Siemens announce an innovative energy management partnership under the aegis of the Greener Government Buildings program to be implemented at Museums Victoria. HVAC, lighting and water efficiency improvement measures to be implemented by Siemens, across all four museums (and two storage facilities), will significantly cut utility and maintenance costs, as well as reducing their carbon footprint.
  • 11 Dec 2019
    Completion of the programme.
  • $11 million
    Total cost of the project with an expected RoI in 7 years.
  • 2,743
    Number of panels installed over rooftops of Melbourne Museum (1,350), Scienceworks (938), Moreland Annexe storage facility (435) and Simcock Avenue storage facility (20).
  • 1,316,288 Kwh
    Annual savings on account of installing rooftop solar.
  • 5,600 tonnes
    reduction in GHG on account of going solar.
  • 400
    Number of incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs have been replaced with low-energy LED light fittings in the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
  • $1.5 million
    Expected annual savings due to a 30% reduction in energy consumption across the six sites.