Case Study / Belmont 16s, NSW
Belmont 16s is a modern facility situated on the northern shore of Lake Macquarie.
An audit of their HVAC equipment was conducted in 2013, and it found that the majority of the plant was inefficient, old, and in poor condition. As a result, the club approved a staged HVAC equipment replacement program to run throughout 2015, to coincide with a planned renovation and extension of the club.
The program was commissioned in December 2015, and included the replacement of existing HVAC equipment in the poker machine lounges, coffee shop, bars, and lounges, as well as new equipment installed in the newly constructed areas of the club, specifically the Boat Shed bar and the Bistro Terrace.
What did the review find?
- HVAC now accounts for 46% of the site’s energy consumption, down from 50% in 2013. These figures were achieved despite an increased club footprint and longer operating hours.
- 38% reduction in HVAC consumption for the pre-existing areas of the club.
- Power factor at peak demand increased from 0.766 to 0.944 due to the new HVAC equipment