Darebin City Council came to CarbonetiX in 2006 after working unsuccessfully with an Energy Performance Contract. Lack of transparency and any real results had frustrated Environmental Strategy Coordinator, Michelle Bennett. She says: “After two stages of implementation, we weren’t achieving clear energy reductions and there were a number of concerns around program delivery.”
They wanted to engage and involve their staff more, particularly Facility Managers, and ensure that systems were well understood and maintained by staff. Achieving actual, ongoing energy and greenhouse gas reductions was a key metric.
Impressed from the first presentation, Darebin City Council formed a working partnership with CarbonetiX, “embedding” an engineer at the council buildings a set number of days each month. Through this partnership, significant results were realised with HVAC optimisation, lighting changes and implementation of other energy efficiency works.
Michelle says: “This has occurred in an effective and collaborative manner, working with and building the capacity of our Facilities Maintenance, design staff and contractors. Darebin will benefit from expert advice that we know and trust.”
“CarbonetiX are playing a key role in the implementation of Darebin’s Climate Change Action Plan and I look forward to an ongoing partnership that results in continuing significant greenhouse gas reductions, excellent energy management and operational cost savings for Council.”
“I have no hesitations in strongly recommending CarbonetiX to other organizations interested in saving energy and reducing emissions (as we all clearly need to be).”Download this Case Study