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It was published in August 2005, so the information may be out-of-date.
An investment of over $16,000 in energy saving projects at Aquamoves has resulted in significant ongoing energy savings.
Greenhouse emissions are expected to drop by around 129 tonnes over the next 12 months and a saving of more than $10,000 in operating costs is anticipated each year.
The need for the energy improvement works was identified through an energy audit of the centre undertaken by Energetics.
The works involved installing energy efficient light globes, sensors, lighting controller, an airlock and upgrades to the pool heating systems.
While many patrons may not have noticed some of the upgrades the installation of the airlock at reception was an immediate success. Not only has it reduced the amount of energy lost through the entrance, it has also resulted in a more comfortable and consistent temperature for members and staff.
Aquamoves Operations Coordinator Steven Wilson said the project has made a real difference to the amount of energy used throughout the centre.
“Although we are using less energy the works have actually resulted in improved lighting, heating and cooling,” says Mr Wilson.
“Greater Shepparton City Council’s Environmental Engineer Martin Harrop secured the initial funding and his efforts have triggered the completion of this worthwhile project,” he said.
Greater Shepparton City Council received funding of $8,000 through the Cities for Climate Protection Program Community Abatement Assistance Program (CAAP) to achieve significant energy savings projects at its fitness and leisure centre Aquamoves. The Greater Shepparton City Council matched the initial funding, investing an additional $8,000 to complete the works.