Jun 13, 2012

Leichhardt Aquatic Centre receives funding for smarter energy use

Leichhardt Aquatic Centre will receive more than $450,000 from the Federal Government for a cogeneration project that will help improve energy efficiency at the Centre.

The project will replace the pool and space heating systems and upgrade the building management system.
 
The Aquatic Centre is one of 63 successful round one recipients of the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP), which will co-fund projects to improve energy efficiency in community buildings such as museums, indoor sports and aquatic centres, art galleries and libraries.
 
“This grant is an excellent example of the exciting clean energy projects being made possible by the carbon price. It will help Leichhardt Aquatic Centre to practice smarter energy use and allow local residents to swim, get fit and relax in a modern and greener facility,” said Mr Albanese. 
 
Improving energy efficiency is a central element of the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Future plan, to help boost productivity in our economy and move Australia towards a low-carbon future.
 
Demonstration is a key objective of this program and grant recipients will be required to demonstrate and encourage smart energy use to the broader community.
 
Applications were assessed by an independent committee on the potential to improve energy efficiency, encourage and demonstrate energy management, value for money, project management and design.
 
The $200 million Community Energy Efficiency Program has multiple rounds. An announcement on round two will be made later this year.