Girton Grammar School

Project:Level 2 Energy Audit for multiple School buildings in Bendigo
Client Girton Grammar School

Enhar’s approach was to study both the fabric of the buildings and the behaviour of its occupants.  Factors which were found to dictate the energy usage included: 

  • Lighting controls for Classrooms and common areas
  • Standby power usage for Computers and Photocopiers throughout the School
  • Hot water usage for showers
  • Swimming Pool temperature control
  • Glazing on north facing facades of incident high sunlight
  • Insulation of roof cavities
  • Passive ventilation to exhaust the heat trapped in roof areas
  • Behavioural patterns of teachers and pupils

The technical feasibility and environmental benefits of improvements were considered, and the capital and maintenance cost implications were assessed. Price information for the various energy saving measures was obtained from product suppliers. This was included in a financial energy model which projected the School energy-related expenditure from 2008 to 2015. The projection compared an Improved Energy Efficiency scenario to a Business as Usual scenario.

Client Testimonial:Enhar investigated every avenue to ascertain where our power consumption was being used and how to curtail it. Their attention to detail was admirable.”

Neville Faulkes, Campus Manager, Girton Grammar School

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