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Case Studies

The benefits of investing in energy efficiency in the building sector are becoming clear – more energy efficient buildings will be cheaper to run and are likely to attract higher rents and property prices.

A model for energy savings—4 Mort Street Canberra

The ACT Public Trustee House, 4 Mort Street Canberra, had problems common to many ageing commercial buildings. It had a poor energy rating, a heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system near the end of its operational life and some tenancy leases were due to expire.

Key facts: 

  • Improvement from 2 to 4.5 star NABERS Energy rating
  • Investment of $1.5 million with a payback period of as little as one year
  • Increase in asset value estimated at $1.4 million