10. Parkeholme

Project 10: Parkeholme Community Child Care, SA

The Parkeholme Community Child Care centre is a sister site of the Warradale CCC (CORENA’s 7th project).
Website: https://www.warradaleccc.com.au/parkholme-campus

Project story…

Earlier projects were either solar-only or a mix of solar PV and energy efficiency (EE) measures. This was our first EE-only project, replacing all the Parkeholme CCC fluoro tubes and halogen downlights with energy efficient LED lighting. Energy efficiency is an equally important part of the transition to 100% renewable energy as solar PV, and in some cases is an even more cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions.

The payback time on a LED lighting upgrade depends greatly on the number of hours lighting is used. Parkeholme CCC lighting is in use during all opening hours, from 6.45am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, so their lighting upgrade paid for itself in just over 2 years.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Parkeholme Community Child Care so far

* The MWh figure is the amount of grid electricity avoided by solar electricity generation and energy efficiency measures. The resultant reductions in carbon emissions can be visualised as an equivalent number of average households switching from grid electricity to 100% renewable electricity, noting that the subsequent projects have been avoiding grid electricity for less time than the original project.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!


Honour roll

Work details

– Replaced 61x 36W fluorescent lamps with 18W LED lamps (a 36W fluoro plus ballast uses around 46W)
– Replaced 8x 50W halogen downlights with 9W LED fittings (a 50W halogen downlight actually uses around 55W)
Cost: $3,760
Expected savings: 5,863kWh/year, $1,934/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 1.01 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity