Art Gallery Head Over Heels with Energy Conservation

Cooling just got cheaper at the Art Gallery of NSW, with the upgrade of old fluid chillers saving more than $140,000 per year at contemporary pricing. 

Energy Conservation provided accurate modelling and third-party verification of energy savings under the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol, allowing funding to be granted under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme which significantly offset project costs. Read more about it here.

Halloween Waste Busters

Energy Conservation sometimes conducts recycling audits for our commercial clients such as this recent one in Sydney’s CBD. Kitted out in our PPE (affectionately known as “ghostbuster chic”) we assess recycling streams for contamination by weight and can double-check with a follow-up audit. Finally we can conduct an "opportunity" audit to check the general waste stream for potentially recyclable material.

These audits help facility managers to validate their performance using the accepted NABERS waste guidelines and identify which targeted measures will be most effective to meet their ongoing performance targets.

A Friday Fling for Energy Conservation

Good humour and good habits abounded last Friday afternoon as the staff at Energy Conservation held a Friday Fling in anticipation of the upcoming Planet Ark National Recycling Week.

Our office may not be large, but we still benefit from a good clean out helped along by a beer and some motivational tunes! By the time we were done we’d filled 5x 12L boxes- that’s 60L collected for recycling and returned to the paper economy. We even separated some soft plastics in the form of old binder sheets and marked the occasion with a new fluorescent tube and battery recycling collection donated to our building.

Congratulations Energy Conservation for a successful Friday Fling!

Energy Conservation blitzes City2Surf

The team from Energy Conservation put in a sterling effort this year finishing the 2017 City2Surf in their fastest group time to date! Team EC ran for Westmead’s Children’s Hospital, whose neo-natal unit is taking great care of our newest team member.

Business Recycling with Planet Ark

Here at Energy Conservation, we are passionate about helping your business to utilise resources as efficiently as possible. When it comes to waste management, we don't just talk the talk- we walk the walk ourselves! Our team is driven towards a zero-waste objective by the knowledge that better recycling is good for business. It's all about getting your house in order!

We recently featured in a case study by Planet Ark as part of their Business Recycling campaign. You can read all about it here!

Bennelong Apartments & Opera Quays




Energy Conservation carried out a joint venture level 2 energy audit at 1-7 Macquarie Street, Sydney in conjunction with lighting design expert, Julien Freed Consulting. The work was subsidised with an Office of Environment & Heritage Energy Saver Audit valued at $30,000 which covered all lighting, mechanical services, ventilation and electrical equipment. Business cases were developed for upgrades of lighting, HVAC, fans, pumping, pool heating, voltage & BMS optimization and power factor correction. Proposed measures valued at $1.5M with business cases showing 2.6 to 4 years simple payback. The client proceeded immediately with lighting upgrades to be followed by mechanical services upgrades, power factor correction and voltage optimization. Solar PV is likely to proceed and Co-Gen may be a future project when the infrastructure becomes available for possible export of thermal energy to the Sydney Opera House.