NABERS on precincts and trigen: here’s some feedback

An in depth review of the Nabers consultation paper on trigeneration and it’s potential effects on Precinct Trigeneration and District Energy

http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/37684

Jonathan Prendergast, Director of Prendergast Projects, authored this paper.

 

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City of Sydney to install1.25MW of rooftop solar

City of Sydney to install 1.25MW of solar panels across Sydney roofs, to achieve goal  of 30% renewable energy production and reducing 2,100 tonnes of CO2 p.a

http://reneweconomy.com.au

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Funding Announced for Community Energy Efficiency Program

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, yesterday announced $42 million of funding as part of the Community Energy Efficiency Program. 63 recipients will receive the funding for various projects including HVAC efficiency projects, trigeneration for aquatic centres (6) and street light modernisation, and will see $96,155,681 million worth of projects implemented.

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/en/media/whats-new/smarter-energy-use.aspx

The successful projects included $5 million of funding to the City of Sydney as part of its broader trigeneration project, specifically for the Town Hall House and Prince Alfred Pool trigeneration projects. Prendergast Projects Pty Ltd have been providing technical advisory services since June 2011 for the project, and also assisted the City of Sydney with it’s CEEP funding application document.

CEEP have indicated further rounds of funding will be available. Prendergast Projects Pty Ltd encourage all local government and community groups to prepare plans in readiness for funding for future rounds, and can provide assistance in order to maximise projects ability to attract funding, improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and save money.

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Case study: Aalborg in Denmark taps alternative low carbon energy

A look into the success of the District Heating system in Aalborg, Denmark, and the potential for District Energy in Australia on The Fifth Estate.

http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/33729

Jonathan Prendergast, Director of Prendergast Project, authored this case study.

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City of Sydney’s Green Infrastructure Project Gets Green Light

City of Sydney and Cogent sign contract for the establishment of the nations first city wide low carbon network.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-03/city-of-sydney-signs-green-energy-deal/3929314?section=nsw

and a Fifth State article with more detail on the historic signing of the agreement and project details.

http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/33538

Prendergast Projects provided project management, client representation, technical and commercial consulting services to the City of Sydney on this project.

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Dandenong cogeneration is good for business – GE CEO

General Electric (GE) Energy CEO believes Dandenong’s new cogeneration is good for business and Dandenong.

Read more at http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/33280

Prendergast Projects provided project management, client representation, technical and commerical consulting services to Places Victoria on this project.

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Switching off the New way to save.

Switching off the new way to save money and electricity. An old idea that seems to be forgotten in a time when electricity prices and consumption is rising.

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/its-time-to-switch-on-to-the-great-switch-off-20120307-1ukby.html

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Global Mail on Electricity Network Expenditure Issues

Global Mail starts with a bang. A good analysis of our electricity grid and supply issues facing our community.

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New Government Services Building in Dandenong achieves 6 Star Green Star

The new Grocon developed Government Services Building, the first development in the Revitalising Central Dandenong project (by Places Victoria), has been accredited 6 Star Green Star Office Design (v 3). This rating is equivalent to worlds best practice.

http://www.gbca.org.au/project-directory.asp#976

The building was initially aiming for 5 Star Green Star, so this is a nice surprise. Congratulations to Grocon and the delivery team.

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New Cogeneration Plant in Dandenong to Provide Low Carbon Energy

A new cogeneration plant in Dandenong will provide low carbon electricity and heating to existing and future buildings in Dandenong.

Read More at http://dandenong-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/green-light-for-an-energy-first-in-dandenong/

Prendergast Projects provided project management, client representation, technical and commerical consulting services to Places Victoria on this project.

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