Exchange Tower Building Upgrade
Exchange Tower at 530 Little Collins Street recently underwent a Melbourne Sustainable Building Upgrade in order to improve the energy performance of the building services and receive a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Exchange Tower already has ideal conditions in terms of transport under the Green Star Rating Systems due to being situated close to main arterials and public transport links including Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations as well as a variety of tram routes.
The upgrade works included:
- Replacement of the original PE chillers with two of the latest turbo chillers with variable speed drives. These chillers have a coefficient performance that is over 200% better than the previous chillers, requiring much less electrical energy to produce the same amount of cooling.
- Installation of a new building energy management control system providing optimal chiller control together with total control of the entire heating, ventilation and control system including energy monitoring.
- Retrofitting of energy efficient lamps throughout the majority of common areas to the current low voltage halogen and T5 fluorescent lamps, reducing the energy use of down lights by up to 90%. Retrofit T5 lighting is a state of the art technology which allows the use of energy efficient T5 lamps without replacement of the fittings.