Integrating systems to save thousands in energy
Hilton Plaza is a small neighborhood shopping centre located in Cowandilla, South Australia. The centre operates 7 days a week and accommodates 1 major tenant, 10 minor retailers, a café and has 228 parking spaces available for shoppers.
The common mall area air conditioning is served by two roof mounted units and parking for the site is via an enclosed parking garage with exhaust and an external open-air carpark. All plant and lighting was previously operated by stand-alone timers, adjusted seasonally.
Remote connectivity, visibility and integration were all impossible with stand-alone timers and made it extremely hard for the facilities team to make site changes and measure the performance results in real time.
Increasing energy prices put pressure on the facilities team to investigate monitoring tools and energy saving opportunities. Subsequently building controls experts, Leading Edge Automation/Alerton Australia, was engaged to carry out a detailed site audit and provide recommendations.
During the detailed site audit, there were a number of Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s) identified:
ROI less than one year
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