Going off-gas solutions

CarbonetiX through its partner Hydrosol provides electrification of gas equipment and appliances to domestic households and the commercial market.

Natural gas provides about 26 percent of the energy consumed in Australia. Of the gas not used for export, about 38 percent is used for power generation and 35 percent for manufacturing. Households use a further 14 percent. The remaining 14 percent is used in a mix of sectors including domestic gas processing, minerals processing, commercial offices and shops, institutional buildings such as hospitals and schools, transport, and construction.

All Australian states and territories have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. About 19 percent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions come from natural gas. This consists of about 14 percent of total emissions from burning the gas, and a further 5 percent from so-called ‘fugitive emissions’ that arise during producing, processing, and transporting gas.

Share of energy consumed; share of greenhouse gas emissions

Notes: Emissions shares do not add to 100 due to non-energy emissions sources. Emissions include fugitive emissions. Energy use by fuel is estimated based on the Australian Government (2019d). Emissions are estimated using the Australian Government (2019e) for energy emissions and the Australian Government (2019f) for fugitive emissions

In Victoria, residential and small commercial sectors are responsible for around 58% of the state’s gas consumption – predominantly for space heating and hot water, with only a small amount used in cooking in the residential. Transitioning Victorian homes and commercial buildings away from gas would have a massive impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Sector 2019 Gas usage (PJ/year)
Residential 93.3
Small commercial 31.3
Large Commercial 12.8
Industrial 55.5
GPG 14.7
Losses 7.7
Total Annual 214.7

Current Victorian natural gas demand by sector

According to a recent analysis, Victoria could reduce more than half its gas consumption by 2030 through a handful of measures:

  • Replace aging ducted gas heating systems
  • Replace gas hot water with electric heat pump hot water
  • Use existing reverse-cycle air-conditioners for space heating
  • Electric heat pump space heating in commercial buildings
  • Adopt renewable-energy powered process heating in industry

Carbonetix through Hydrosol provides the mentioned measures above to the residential and commercial sectors. From consultation to the conceptual design and system installation, Hydrosol can assist with your all-electric project.

Hydrosol is a Melbourne company with significant experience and capability in the building industry. They specialised in all-electric heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) design, including hot water, pool heating and solar systems. Hydrosol provides the following tailored solutions:

All-electric HVAC Heating and Cooling Advice

An all-electric heating and cooling project advise that covers:

  • Review of your building plans and preferences
  • Review of your heat load
  • Discussion (phone initially)
  • Written recommendations and Indicative Quote
  • Contractor referral for Final Quote (with reference to your Indicative Quote)

All-electric Solar HVAC Design

A tailored Solar HVAC design that takes into account:

  • Thermal performance of your house or business
  • Amount of solar power you can produce
  • Your preferences around heating and cooling methods
  • Heat recovery ventilation
  • Resale value
  • Your project budget

All-electric heating and cooling Hydronic heat pumps

Customised design and installation of heating and cooling Hydronic heat pump system that considers your preferences, installation options, and your budget to find the best match for you.

Solar Power system

Discuss your solar and battery storage needs with Hydrosol. Consider the heat load of your home or business and hence your likely power demand from all-electric heating, cooling (HVAC), ventilation, and hot water systems. Hydrosol will then refer you for a quotation to cover as much of your power demand as possible.

Air conditioning Systems

Explore with Hydrosol whether air conditioning systems should be included in your overall HVAC solution, and if so which type is most suitable. Air conditioning systems may include:

  • Multi-Split systems
  • Ducted systems
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems
  • Please contact one of our sales engineers to discuss further how CarbonMetriX can solve your utility management issues.

To find out how CarbonetiX can deliver this product for you, please contact us.