Lighting – 150 Clarendon Street

Built in 2007-2008, 150 Clarendon is a prestige residential apartment building located in East Melbourne. The 12 story building contains 87 apartments and several retail spaces, a swimming pool, gym, cinema and other luxury hotel-like amenities.

150 Clarendon engaged CarbonetiX to undertake a comprehensive audit of building services to establish performance of their building and provide advice on energy efficiency opportunities.

Upgrading common area lights to LEDs has reduced the amount electricity consumed by the site, preventing 138 tonnes CO2-e from being emitted annually. Saving $15,439 in the first year, the project will have a 2.7 year return on investment, with savings going towards future efficiency projects outlined in the audit report.


A lighting upgrade to energy efficient LEDs for the common areas was identified as a key opportunity as a part of the audit. CarbonetiX worked with the Owners Corp to complete the lighting upgrade across the carpark and corridor areas within budget. As CarbonetiX is accredited under the VEET scheme to provide financial incentives for lighting upgrades, the project cost was significantly reduced.

Other Opportunities
The initial energy audit identified a number of efficiency improvements, providing a clear return on investment for each measure. Savings generated from this lighting upgrade will contribute to funding future energy efficiency measures identified as a part of the initial audit. These may include:

  • BMS control optimisation
  • Fan upgrades
  • Lift regenerative drives
  • Sub metering

We were impressed by the results of the audit and how much savings CarbonetiX uncovered for our building. Having a tailored list of actions we could undertake including their costs and savings meant we could budget and prioritise projects we wanted to move ahead with. So far CarbonetiX has upgraded our lighting and the owners are extremely happy with the results, particularly with the VEET rebate CarbonetiX was able to provide. With a clear plan of where we can make further savings, CarbonetiX has been invaluable in implementing projects, saving us time and money for our building.