Drought affected land

Climate Change

The Town's has a range of Climate Change initiatives in place.

Energy Efficient Projects

The implementation of the Energy Efficiency projects at the Administration Centre and the Cambridge Library, as well ongoing maintenance programs. All fluorescent tubes in the Town’s Administration building were replaced with LED lights and energy efficient lights are installed in new buildings or when replacing lights.

A 10kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the roof of the Library saving approximately $ 6, 000.00 and avoiding approximately 10 000.00 kg CO2-e annually.

Solar hot water systems were installed at seven (7) of the Town's facilities, annual savings of, on average, 65% is predicted, per unit installed.

Various behavior changes are encouraged through the Switched on Staff initiative and workshops and presentations are hosted for residents.

Switch Your Thinking Program (SYT!)

The Town is also an active participant in the Switch Your Thinking Program with discounts on solar hot water systems and solar panels being available to Town of Cambridge residents.

Greensense

Greensense View real-time building monitoring has been installed at the Administration Centre and the Library and Boulevard Centre  providing real-time information on water and electricity consumption.

Annual electricity consumption and carbon emission are monitored through the WALGA Greensense Platform.

Climate Change Risk Assessment & Adaption

A regional climate change risk assessment and adaptation plan has been developed through the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) addressing adaptation measures to climate change.

pdf.png   WESROC Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaption Plan - June 2010

 

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Last Updated: 06/11/2013