Resource profile

Benchmarking

  • Education

  • Provide ANZSIC code and descriptor

  • Key Business Activity Indicator Enter number of students and staff (specify reporting year)

  • 2012/13

  • 2011/12

  • 2010/11

  • Please enter number of students and staff (and specify desired reporting year)

Energy consumption

  • Energy consumption

  • Electricity Quantify annual consumption in kWh. If possible, provide total cost of electricity.

  • Natural Gas Quantify annual consumption in GJ. If possible, provide total cost of natural gas.

  • Specify other energy inputs

  • a. State resource; and b. Quantify annual consumption (provide appropriate SI unit as well as total cost of consumption).

Carbon impact

  • Impact Greenhouse gas emitted from energy use (in kg CO2-e/year)

  • Impact
    Greenhouse gas emitted from energy use (in kg CO2-e/year)

  • a. State resource; and b. Greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO2-e/yr

  • Total greenhouse gas emission (in kg CO2-e/year)

Energy efficiency

Energy Overview

  • How important is energy management to the site? 1 being lowest, 10 the highest importance

  • Does the site monitor it's energy use, including sub metering (or have an energy management plan in place)?

  • What is the primary energy use across the site?

  • Please specify

  • Has the site provided requested pre-assessment data?

  • Observations on energy contracting, ie negotiating best rates

  • Observation on load shifting ie switching loads to off peak

Actions

  • What type of energy saving initiatives are already implemented at the site?

  • Are there any future energy saving projects planned for the site?

Lighting

Lighting

  • Select lighting areas that are applicable to your site

  • Are external lights only on during hours of darkness? (eg perimeter lights, car parks, external storage sheds etc)

  • Are there movement sensors on lighting to ensure it is off when there is no activity?

  • Did the site complete the lighting pre-assessment requirement?

  • Please find attached in Appendix 1, a breakdown of energy consumed by lighting fixtures currently installed onsite. The volume of energy consumed (in kWh/year) on lighting and percentage (%) of total energy use. State assumptions used.

  • Are there any lights left on where there is no one in the area?

  • Are there movement sensors on lighting to ensure it is off when there is no activity?

  • Are levels of lighting suitable in the areas being assessed?

  • Are there lights that are not functional?

  • Tip

  • Tip

  • Are there areas that are over lit or where artificial lights are on when natural light could be used instead? (For example, skylights, windows etc)

  • Tip

  • Have you assessed options for de-lamping, dimming or multilevel switching to reduce energy consumption.

  • Is lighting low energy?

  • Tip

  • Are light switches obvious? And are there sufficient light switches?

  • Tip

  • Are there any barriers to adopting energy saving technology, such as older sites where major lighting infrastructure changes may be difficult

  • Can you adopt voltage reduction and optimisation energy saving technologies?

  • Tip

Actions

  • Please consult a lighting specialist before retrofitting lighting fixtures or fittings to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet health and safety requirements.

  • Recommendations from the LIGHTING Section

  • Action
  • Energy management option

  • Recommendation

  • Priority Rating

Heating/Cooling

General heating and cooling

  • Who controls the heating and cooling controls and operation?

  • Is heating equipment regularly serviced to ensure its correct and efficient operation?

  • Is heating and cooling pipework appropriately insulated?

  • Are heating times programmed to match occupancy times? (including holidays)

  • Is heating and air conditioning in the same room operating simultaneously?

  • Please specify

  • What type of heating and cooling systems can be found in the facility?

  • Are heaters left on when no-one is in the area?

  • Are functioning areas heated to more than 19 deg C?

  • Tip

  • Are windows and doors used to reduce the temperature when the heating is on?

  • Tip

  • Are thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves set to the correct temperature and then left alone?

  • Tip

  • Are thermostats/temperature sensors located in the right places and are settings of thermostats regularly checked

  • Tip

  • Are there sources of unwanted heat in air-conditioned rooms?

  • Tip

  • Are employees using portable electric heaters?

  • Tip

  • Are extraction fans for areas such as toilets and kitchens time controlled? And are these fans fitted with self closing shutters?

  • Tip

Cooling towers

  • Does the site have a cooling tower installed?

  • How many cycles of concentration does the cooling tower operate under?

  • Tip

  • Do you have variable speed drives installed?

  • Tip

Actions

  • Recommendations from the HEATING/COOLING Section

  • Action
  • Energy management option

  • Recommendations

  • Priority rating

Water

Hot water system

  • Is the temperature of the hot water set to just over 60 degC?

  • Tip

  • Are hot water systems turned off during holiday periods and shut downs?

  • Is hot water being used when cold water would be equally effective? (For example washing floors and rinsing)

  • Are hot water pipes and cylinders appropriately insulated?

  • Are boilers and related valves, flanges and pipework insulated to prevent heat loss?

  • Are there any signs of leaks for the hot water heating system?

  • Are hot water heating systems serviced regularly?

Actions

  • Recommendations from the WATER Section

  • Action
  • Energy management option

  • Recommendations

  • Priority rating

Electrical

Electrical

  • Are all computers, printers, and associated equipment switched off when not in use? (Especially monitors left in standby)

  • Are photocopiers switched to stand-by mode when not in use for long periods?

  • Are domestic appliances energy star compliant?

  • Are all seals on refrigerators, freezers etc in good condition?

Actions

  • Recommendations from the ELECTRICAL Section

  • Action
  • Energy management option

  • Recommendations

  • Priority rating

Compressed air

Compressed air

  • Are there signs of compressed air leaks?

  • Tip

  • Is unused compressed air pipework isolated?

  • Tip

  • Is compressed air generated at the minimum required pressure?

  • Tip

  • Are compressed air guns operating at low pressures?

  • Tip

  • Are air compressors running continuously?

  • Tip

  • Is the air intake for compressors taken directly from outside?

  • Tip

  • Is the air treatment system regularly inspected and maintained?

  • Is the heat generated by the compressor recovered or used?

  • Tip

Actions

  • Recommendations from the COMPRESSED AIR Section

  • Action
  • Energy management option

  • Recommendation

  • Priority rating

Summary of Actions

Summary of actions

  • In summary

  • Attach media

  • AiGroup's Energy Efficiency Assist Program has developed a series of short videos covering topics such as energy efficiency, optimisation and management as well as energy saving technologies/options as well as an energy calculator. These resources are available at www.energyefficiencyassist.com.au/onlineinteractivetools


  • www.energyefficiencyassist.com.au/onlineinteractivetools

Document History

Document history

  • Customer review

  • Resource Management Consultant Review

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