Since 2009, Moreland City Council has been progressively improving the energy efficiency of our buildings. These works have transformed the energy efficiency of Council’s high profile community hubs, by achieving a reduction of over 1000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Council has also invested in electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 6 locations in Moreland which is more than any other Council in Australia. All these stations are available free to use by electric vehicle users.
In 2014-15, Council adopted its new Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan and installed over 220kW of solar panels were on Council buildings. Also, public lighting in the south of the municipality has been upgraded to high efficiency LED, achieving a 75% energy saving and nearly 2000 tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions annually.
Council is working on new commercial scale projects including solar PV and public lighting in the north of the municipality. In 2015-16 Council will install an additional 200kW of Solar PV across its buildings and retrofit public lighting in the north of the municipality that will save a massive 3500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.