Council is committed to reducing its energy and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Council undertakes Energy and Water Audits at its offices, depots and community facilities to assess what changes can be made to improve the water and energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The following sites have been assessed:
- Corangamite Shire Civic Centre
- Camperdown Depot
- Camperdown Community Centre (including Theatre, Library and Killara Centre)
- Camperdown Stadium
- Timboon Stadium
- Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre
Council is continually working towards implementing recommended changes, which include upgrades to lighting, installing 5 star energy and water rated appliances, draft proofing, installing solar hot water and solar power and improvements to heating and cooling systems.
Continual audits are undertaken and changes implemented to further assist Council to reduce greenhouse emissions and energy and water usage at other Council-owned facilities.
Council's Environment Department with the help of Council staff work to identify and implement change to the organisation to reduce our energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Council recently installed Solar Power at the Civic Centre and Camperdown Depot.
The Civic Centre has a 29.64kW system which includes 158 Noah Energy 195 W Monocrystalline panels mounted on two roofs with two SMA Tripower inverters. It is estimated that the Civic Centre system will generate over 44,500 kWh of electricity annually, which is 20% of the facility's current energy use.
The Camperdown Depot has a 5.85kW system which includes 30 Noah Energy 195 W Monocrytstalline panels mounted on the stores shed roofs with one SMA Tripower inverter. It is estimated that the Depot system will generate over 8.500kWh of electricity which is 8% of the facility's current energy use.
As a member of the Eco-Buy program, Council strives to consider the environmental credentials of products prior to purchasing. Council is committed to increasing the purchasing of 'green' products that are:
- Energy saving
- Refurbished and second hand
Purchasing green products improves resource efficiency, reduces waste, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and water use, and saves Council money.
Visit the Eco-Buy website for more information about the Eco-Buy program.