Jun 11, 2013

Saving energy at Leichhardt Pool

Federal Labor Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese today officially launched the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre Cogeneration Project.

The project, which will help improve energy efficiency at the Centre, was funded by a $450,000 grant from the Federal Labor Government through the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

“This funding has delivered the replacement of the pool and space heating systems and the upgrade of the building management system,” Mr Albanese said.

“It is estimated the project will save the Centre around $80,000 a year in energy costs.

“Projects such as this demonstrate and encourage the adoption of improved energy management practices within councils, organisations and the broader community.”

The Community Energy Efficiency Program is part of the Federal Labor Government’s Clean Energy Future package which has put a price on carbon and is returning every dollar to assist households, support jobs and tackle climate change.

“Since the start of the carbon price, Australia’s economy has remained strong and there is evidence that both the price on carbon and projects such as this are already contributing to a cleaner economy,” Mr Albanese said.

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.

“I congratulation Leichhardt Council on joining with the Federal Labor Government to deliver important projects such as this.”