Game-changer for youth centre

A 31kW system has been put in place to reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions by approximately 44 tonnes per year at My Place youth centre in Pakenham.

Pakenham’s My Place youth centre has undergone an environmental boost with solar electric systems installed to help reduce future energy costs and the impact on the environment.

A 31kW system has been put in place to reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions by approximately 44 tonnes per year.

A solar electricity system installed at the Pakenham Hall, library and U3A building late last year is providing annual savings of around $16,500 in electricity costs and reducing greenhouse emissions by approximately 120 tonnes annually.

Cardinia Council replaced more than 500 lights at the building with energy efficient LEDs which will further reduce operating and maintenance costs, greenhouse gas emissions and improve lighting at the centre.