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Charles Sturt is Saving Energy

Council has been implementing a number of actions to reduce energy use from Council’s operations, and to assist the community to save energy.  Read on to find out more.

Kill Bill$ - Powering Down Across the City of Charles Sturt - Energy Efficiency Project

Kill Bill$ - Short Circuit Film Competition

Energy from the Sun - Solar installations
- Community Solar Hot Water Grant recipients

Kill Bill$ - Powering Down Across the City of Charles Sturt – Energy Efficiency Project

In 2014, the City of Charles Sturt successfully attracted Commonwealth Government funding from the Community Energy Efficiency Program, to implement the Kill Bills project. 

The project aims to reduce the energy consumption of the Civic Centre complex by up to 24%, and this will be achieved by the following actions:

  • Upgrade of lighting in the offices, car park, Council Chambers and meeting rooms
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning upgrades
  • Improvements to the Building Management System for energy efficiency outcomes
  • Peak demand management and reduction in associated costs

The works will occur between May to December 2015.

The savings achieved from this energy efficiency project will be redirected to a Community Green Buildings Grant for community and sporting clubs.  Details to come.

Check back in for updates on progress.

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Energy from the Sun

Solar installations

Woodville Library

Did you know that Council has installed a significant array (30kW) of solar panels on the roof of the Woodville Library? 

The Cheltenham, Findon and Henley Community Centres all house solar photovoltaic panels on their roofs, generating power from the sun.

Community Solar Hot Water Grant recipients

Council was successful in attracting Federal Government funding (the Local Government Energy Efficiency Program (LGEEP)) in 2013 to install a number of solar hot water systems on Council-owned, community buildings. 

The following community buildings now heat their water with help from the sun:

  • Findon Reserve, Findon
  • Collins Reserve, Kidman Park
  • Aquatic Reserve, Semaphore Park
  • Sam Johnson Reserve, Renown Park
  • Arch Patterson Community Centre, Croydon
  • West Beach Surf Life Saving Association, West Beach
  • John Mitchell Reserve, Henley Beach
  • Carnegie Reserve, Royal Park

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