The Town has a range of Climate Change initiatives in place.
Energy Efficiency Projects
The Town has implemented the following energy efficiency and energy capture projects:
- LED light installation at the Administration Centre- all fluorescent tubes were replaced with LED lights. Energy efficient lights are installed in new buildings or when replacing lights.
- Installation of a 10kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Cambridge Library- the system saves approximately $6000 and 10,000 kg CO2-e annually
- Installation of solar hot water systems at seven of the Town's facilities. The units are expected to result in an annual energy saving of 65% per unit.
- Installation of a 30kW system at the Administration Centre- installed in September 2014.
Switch Your Thinking Program (SYT!)
The Town is an active participant in the Switch Your Thinking program which works with local governments and their communities to reduce energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
The Town's annual electricity consumption and carbon emissions 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.
WESROC Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaption Plan - June 2010
There are a number of ways you can save energy at home and at work. Check out the following links for energy saving tips.
The Town also hosts energy efficiency workshops for residents from time to time. The workshops are promoted on the Town's website and advertised in the Cambridge News.
The Rewards for Residents scheme offered under the Switch Your Thinking program offers residents discounts on a range of sustainable products and services including Insulpaint and home energy audits.
Contact us for more information.