Council’s four children’s centres and seven Maternal and Child Health Centres are now powered with 100 per cent Green Energy. The Caulfield Park Pavilion will also be powered with Green Energy once construction has been completed.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Steven Tang said purchasing Green Power is just one of the many initiatives Council has in place to improve environmental performance. “Council’s Buildings and Properties Unit has implemented a range of power saving initiatives,” Cr Tang said.
“These include the use of sensor lights in the Town Hall for some meeting rooms and public toilets and the installation of more energy-efficient light fittings.
“Another initiative is the switchboard replacement program. This involves upgrading old switchboards with industry compliant switchboards.
“The new switchboards reduce risk of fire damage and the potential for electrocution. In many cases the new circuit breaker switches pick up faulty appliances that not only operate inefficiently, but cause risk to building occupants.”
Cr Tang said that Council’s ESS provides that in future years Green Energy will cover more of Council’s facilities, including Town Hall.