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Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates



Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates

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ANSW ERS TO ESTIMATES COMM ITTEE-RELATED W RITTEN QUESTIONS 2011-12 NRETAS submitted Government Energy Efficiency Program (GEEP) funding applications for energy efficiency projects valued at $212 000: $47 000 to install energy efficient lighting to office areas of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). $33 000 to install controls and sensors for air-conditioner fresh-air management at the Marrara Indoor Stadium. $132 000 (provisionally approved) for the trial of power optimisation equipment at the Territory Wildlife Park to electricity supply scheduled for 2011-12 to provide energy savings and improve the life-cycle operating costs of existing mechanical infrastructure. NTG Solar Cities funding of $1.138m for the installation of solar PV panels for the Araluen Arts Centre. 50% Australian government funding through Alice Solar Cities for a 4kW Solar PV system valued at $21 500 for the Red Hot Arts Building. The agency has been actively engaged with the Department of Construction and Infrastructure to ensure energy efficiency options are being considered for Minor New Works and Capital Works projects including: Review of air-conditioning replacement options for Browns Mart. Design of Wangi Falls Visitor Centre, specifically alternative power supply systems. Investigating air-conditioning controls optimisation and reheat systems for the main building at the MAGNT and improving the efficiency of the air-conditioning systems which service the other large buildings at the site. Design of services within new Defence of Darwin Museum project for example lighting and air-conditioning. Installation of a new more efficient air-conditioning system at a cost of $95 000 at the Territory Wildlife Park. Refurbishment of the TWP cafe to increase the functionality and efficiency of the service area including the removal of one hot bain-marie. Installation of a new seawater chilling system at TWP to replace the existing unit. The new unit utilises heat exchange technology via titanium heat exchange plates. This increases the drawdown potential and decreases the running time of the chilling units. Installation of push button light timers replacing switches at TWP public toilets to reduce energy consumption. Motion detector lights were installed in the administration office for security purposes. This has subsequently eliminated the need to leave office lights on continuously for security. Alice Springs Desert Park successfully applied for 50% funding of a 12kW solar PV system through the Alice Springs Solar Cities Incentive Program. Installation start is scheduled in May 2011. This system will generate an estimated 3% of the parks energy requirements. The estimated C02-e savings are 15 tonnes per year. The Alice Springs Desert Park has set a target to grow and harvest 75% of native Central Australian food in order to feed the wildlife in the park's collection by the end of 2011 (excluding grain). This will reduce the amount of energy and subsequent greenhouse gas emissions released when importing food to the site. 168

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