A $417,000 lighting upgrade to Greystanes House as part of a larger refurbishment of the shared services facility at Prospect in western Sydney is expected to reduce the energy costs of the shared service facility by more than one quarter.
Boral is carrying out a $417,000 lighting upgrade to Greystanes House as part of a larger refurbishment of the shared services facility at Prospect in western Sydney. The project is expected to reduce the energy costs of a major shared service facility by more than one quarter.
“The project will help us reduce our operating costs and improve our bottom line. Upgrading old fluorescents with newer technology, including motion sensors, as well as upgrading the car park lighting will keep our energy use and operating costs lower well into the future.” David Oxnam, chief information officer for Boral Shared Services, states.
“Previously over-lit areas are being altered so that they will be served more efficiently and we can fully automate the new system to operate at the most efficient levels at all times,” Oxnam adds.
The project will help Boral Greystanes House reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 830 tonnes a year, according to Low Carbon Australia, which is working with Boral on the project.
Low Carbon Australia’s finance provided the upfront capital for the Boral project and was structured to ensure the repayments matched savings generated by the new equipment. In addition, the Boral project was eligible for NSW Energy Saving Certificate rebates.