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LMC Report on LED Lighting for Annandale Neighbourhood Centre

Below are extracts from CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011 www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au.

The report:

  1. confuses three venues housed in separate buildings at two locations. The venues at Johnston Street are used by a myriad of community groups including playgroups, folk and blues clubs, general, seniors and antenatal yoga, children and adult dancing classes, support groups, as permanent office space and adhoc hire. The buildings are used 7 days a week, day and night.
  2. should state there is currently gas heating in the office and front meeting room.
  3. omits analysis of the requirements of the users of the venues.
  4. omits a justification for the replacement of T8 with T5 Fluorescent Tubes, at a time, when it identifies LED direct replacement tube technology are nearing maturity. All Fluorescent Fittings are missing covers.
  5. omits analysis of the new forms of lighting that LED technology is offering (dimable/different levels/types of lighting circuits, color control, more energy efficient flood lighting and general lighting, longer life) or the potential benefits or costs of their installation of these at the Neighbourhood Centre.
  6. omits analysis of opportunities for more aesthetic lighting and heating in a heritage building.
  7. proposes the installation of motion sensors with Fluorescent Tubes designed to remain on for prolonged periods rather than be turned on and off frequently, in a room which has good natural light and is generally only used 4 days a week 10-3pm.

solar cells and hotwater system on roof The PV system was installed in November on the Annandale Town Hall (Back Hall). This roof is more accessible than the roof on the Heritage listed Annandale Neighbourhood Centre - though this location may be more subject to in shadow for more of the day.

LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE
NOTICE OF MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Climate Change Taskforce will be held in the Supper Room, Leichhardt Town Hall on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 at 6.30pm.
Peter Head
General Manager

Note: At the 18 October 2011 Ordinary Meeting the following amendments were made to the Climate Change Taskforce Minutes of 5 October 2011.
ITEM 13 MINUTES OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE 5 OCTOBER 2011 ...
3. That council investigate and bring a report to the next Climate Change Taskforce meeting on the installation of solar PV systems at the Catherine Street Depot, Balmain Library and Balmain Depot. That as part of the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre upgrade Council investigate replacing the centre’s lighting with LED or other suitably energy efficient and long life lighting. That a report on these investigations be brought to the next Climate Change Taskforce Meeting.
....

CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011 Item 7

LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL REPORT
DIVISION: ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
SUBJECT: CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY: ENERGY SAVINGS ACTIONS
AUTHOR: JON STIEBEL, TEAM LEADER ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
FILE REF: DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2011
...
...This report provides a set of actions developed from energy
audits at the following sites for incorporation into the strategy:
§ Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre
§ Council Administration Centre
§ Balmain Depot
§ Balmain Library and Town Hall
§ Leichhardt Library
§ Leichhardt Oval #1
§ Catherine Street Depot
§ Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
§ Leichhardt Children’s Centre
§ Annandale Child Care Centre

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre

The Annandale Neighbourhood Centre currently consumes 27MWh of electricity per
annum; there is no gas connection to this site.
The audit recommends the following initiatives:
• Replace T8 Lighting with T5 Luminaires (Main Centre Building)
• Labelling of lighting and heater fans within upstairs kitchen (Main Centre Building)
• Install time clock controls to the Zip boiling hot water unit. (Kitchen)
• Replace Wall heaters with inverter split air conditioners (Back Hall)
• Install a 2kW PV system to the roof top
• Replace electric storage hot water unit with heat pump type unit (Back Hall)
The combined initiatives have the potential to save 9,800 kg CO2-e of greenhouse gas emissions per annum. The total implementation cost of the projects is approximately $25,900.00 and has the ability to save $2,630 per annum, leading to a payback of 7 years....

Annandale Child Care Centre

The Annandale Child Care Centre currently consumes 27 MWh of electricity per annum, there is no gas connection to this site.
The audit recommends the following initiatives:
• Install occupancy sensors to the downstairs office lighting circuit;
• Replace the T8 luminaires throughout the building with T5 fluorescent luminaires;
• Replace electric storage hot water unit with heat pump type unit; and
• Install time-clock control units to all the multi-split air conditioning units.
The combined initiatives have the potential to save 7,100 kg CO2-e of greenhouse gas emissions per annum. The total implementation cost of the projects is approximately $12,500.00 and has the ability to save $1,770.00 per annum, leading to a payback of 6 years.

CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011
Item 9

LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL REPORT
DIVISION: ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
SUBJECT: ENERGY SAVINGS INITIATIVES ANNANDALE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
AUTHOR: GUIDO DEN TEULING - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL OFFICER
FILE REF:
DATE: 22 NOVEMBER 2011
WORD PROCESSING REF:
DIRECTOR’S SUMMARY - ORGANISATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
Financial Implications: Within current resource allocation
Policy Implications: Nil
Strategic Plan Objective: Sustainable Environment
Staffing Implications: Within current resourcing
Notifications: Nil
Other Implications: Nil
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CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011
1. Purpose of Report
To respond to the resolution of the October Ordinary council meeting that as part of the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre upgrade, Council investigate replacing the centre’s lighting with LED or other suitably energy efficient and long life lighting.
2. Recommendations
That the committee notes and supports the energy savings actions for the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.
3. Background
At the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18th of October, it was resolved:
That as part of the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre upgrade Council investigate replacing the centre’s lighting with LED or other suitably energy efficient and long life lighting. That a report on these investigations be brought to the next Climate Change Taskforce Meeting.
In response to this resolution the following report has been prepared.
4. Report
LED lighting is a new, exciting and potentially energy efficient option for lighting at Council owned assets. Council has recently engaged an independent, qualified sustainability consultant to undertake energy audits across the top 10 energy consuming sites.
The consultant carried out all audits following the methodology prescribed in the standard AS/NZS 3598:2000 Energy Audits.
All installed electronic appliances (including lighting) were analysed at the site. Based on this review, detailed descriptions of what actions should be undertaken to reduce the centre’s energy use have been recommended.
Replacing existing fluorescent lighting with LED lighting has not been included in the actions for Annandale Neighbourhood Centre. Based on the consultant’s experience with and knowledge of LED lighting, it was concluded that, currently, replacing fluorescent lighting with LED does not yet prove to be a viable option (for fluorescent lighting) as the quality of the lighting elements, colour rendering, glare, cost effectiveness and lifetime have not been proven to be to an acceptable standard.
The consultant concluded that:
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CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011
"In general they have not found an LED replacement for fluorescent lighting that they are happy with from a retrofit point of view. The market is getting very close to having an LED linear batten fitting but this is not to a point where we would recommend installing yet". The consultant recommended replacing existing T8 fluorescent lighting with T5 luminaires and labelling all light switches accordingly to minimise excessive lighting being turned on.
As far as the current building program is concerned there are no funds allocated in this financial year for a full lighting upgrade at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.
5. Summary/Conclusions
LED lighting is a new, exciting and potentially energy efficient option for lighting at Council owned assets.
However, currently LED lighting does not yet prove to be a viable option for replacing fluorescent lighting as the quality of the lighting elements, colour rendering, glare, cost effectiveness and lifetime have not been proven to be to an acceptable standard yet.
LED lighting has therefore not been included as a replacement for fluorescent lighting in the proposed lighting upgrades for Annandale Neighbourhood Centre. Replacement of T8 fluorescent tubes with T5 is the recommended option.
The Annandale Child Care Centre currently consumes 27,000kWh of electricity per annum. It is recommended that the following initiatives be implemented within the site:
• Install occupancy sensors to the downstairs office lighting circuit;
• Replace the T8 luminaires throughout the building with T5 fluorescent luminaires;
• Replace electric storage hot water unit with heat pump type unit; and
• Install time-clock control units to all the multi-split air conditioning units.
The combined initiatives have the potential to save 2,890 kg CO2-e of greenhouse gas emissions per annum. The total implementation cost of the projects is approximately $6,130.00 and has the ability to save $815.00 per annum, leading to a simple payback of 7.5 years.
In addition to these future works a 2.16 Kw PV system consisting of 12 panels has recently been installed at the centre.
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CLIMATE CHANGE TASKFORCE AGENDA – DECEMBER 2011 Item 10

LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL REPORT
DIVISION: ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
SUBJECT: CORPORATE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
AUTHOR: JON STIEBEL, TEAM LEADER ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
DATE: 22 NOVEMBER 2011
.....Annandale Neighbourhood Centre – 79 Johnston Street, Annandale 27,340 kWh
The Annandale Neighbourhood Centre has a PV system already proposed. This system may be review ed for its capacity and location if required.
Annandale Child Care Centre – 47 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 23,800 kWh
Due to roof ownership, it is not recommended that a PV system is installed at the Annandale Child Care Centre.

www.ramin.com.au/annandale/Annandale-Town-Hall-Neighbourhood-Centre-LED-Lighting-Pilot-LMC-report.shtml Last updated 6 December 2011.