Efficiency and renewables > Refits

Dunedin to begin NZ$15m LED upgrade

11 June, 2019

Broadspectrum New Zealand has won a seven-year contract to install LEDs in Dunedin's streetlighting network, with work expected to begin in the middle of this year.


ARENA funding for relocatable rooftop solar trial

19 April, 2019

Australian start-up Solpod has received $975,000 from ARENA to trial installing redeployable rooftop solar on commercial and government buildings.


Smart lighting solution for capital

10 February, 2017

The National Capital Authority (NCA) will upgrade lighting along Canberra's ANZAC Parade, a move it says will bring lights into the 21st century and reduce running costs.


Siemens' intelligent infrastructure pays off

22 January, 2016

In just over 120 days, Robina Hospital on the Gold Coast has already seen impressive energy savings up to 65% ahead of targets after installing Siemens technology.


Small house big on sustainability

24 November, 2015

Melbourne's 5x4 Hayes Lane Project in East Melbourne sends a powerful message about the future importance of solar energy, says NECA.


ERCO's LED retrofit for 5-storey Berlin bookstore

13 November, 2015

The 5-storey Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus bookstore in Berlin has opted for ERCO's LED lighting range as a central component to its upgraded in-store design experience.


Buildings producing their own energy

03 November, 2015

An industrialised and innovative facade that turns solar energy into heat to reduce energy demand in old buildings will soon be available in Europe.


Sydney's LED street light retrofit complete

21 October, 2015

Sydney's $7m LED city lighting upgrade is now complete after three years, reducing energy use by 40%.


Energy optimisation for heritage building

01 October, 2015

The Australian Technology Park recently invited BuildingIQ to install its energy optimisation platform at the Steam Locomotive Workshop. The objective of installing Building IQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) platform was to save energy, generate positive cash flow and show the potential of advanced software in managing HVAC operations.


Green finance unlocks energy savings for landmark building

27 July, 2015

Sydney's landmark Reader's Digest building in Surry Hills will receive an energy-efficiency upgrade thanks to an agreement signed by The City of Sydney.


LED lighting design for cultural hub in Austria

03 July, 2015

An LED lighting solution with versatile dimming luminaires was the design choice to transform the cultural and congress centre, Montforthaus, in the Austrian city of Feldkirch.


LED redesign gives logistics warehouse big energy savings

03 June, 2015

A Sydney warehouse has experienced a reduction in energy by more than 74% since commencing an overhaul of its lighting needs.


Tune up or rip and replace?

31 March, 2014

Rip and replace or invest in tuning existing systems? The temptation can be to assume that newer is better and that a major upgrade is needed to maximise building performance. Certainly with major systems such as HVAC, there can be a fairly straightforward return on investment calculation - current running costs against the capital cost of replacement and operating costs of a more efficient system. But the decision on other systems, such as control systems at the building or plant level, is less clear-cut.


$80m in finance available for green retrofits

13 March, 2014

Finance is now available for energy-efficiency retrofits of commercial property. Significant additional Environmental Upgrade Agreement finance is available through an agreement between the CEFC and National Australia Bank.


Dessert supplier gets sweet boost from solar PV system

25 November, 2013

Yingli Solar has completed a contract through its installation partner EnviroGroup to supply an 80 kW solar PV system for an award-winning Victorian dessert supplier.


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