Campbelltown is a significant NSW regional centre, located only about an hour from the Sydney CBD. It has a mixed residential, commercial and industrial base and hosts a major regional hospital, university and other tertiary colleges. It is also a significant tourist area.
The Campbelltown 2025 – Looking Forward plan adopted by Council contains progressive sustainability initiatives with substantial energy savings targets for the large and varied portfolio of Council buildings.
Council therefore sought the services of an expert consultant to develop an Energy Management Plan (EMP) that assessed the energy of Council’s top ten energy consuming buildings and facilities whilst identifying, opportunities (backed up by detailed business plant) to reduce energy consumption and prioritise them as part of Council’s overall Energy Savings Action Plan.
Finally, the EMP was to integrate with Council’s Delivery Plan, Operational Plan and Asset Management Plan.
SLR undertook the following works:
Stage 1 – Energy Usage
SLR documented the baseline energy usage for Council’s building portfolio for the period 2005 to 2010 – electricity, natural gas, LPG, diesel, green power, renewable energy sources, etc – backed up by graphical displays for education purposes.
Stage 2 – Top 10 Energy Audits
SLR then carried out (certified) Energy Audits of Council’s top ten energy consuming buildings (Civic and Community Centres, Sports Facilities, Council Library, Child Care Centre, etc).
Stage 3 – EMP
The audits led to a series of energy savings options analysed by SLR, supported by detailed Business Cases and a prioritisation strategy to guide the implementation of the adopted energy savings. These were conveyed to Council through Workshops to Council’s Sustainability and Asset Management Teams.