55 Swanston Street

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55 Swanston 7Replacement of old chillers with a single new chiller, with multiple compressors for redundancy and for low load requirements.

This single chiller has the same capacity as the two old chillers and is Australian made.

The owners corporation sees this as a significant advantage in that it is supporting Australian industry and lead times for spares and reliability for service is more assured.

The overall project also includes upgrade to the master key system, CCTV, reconditioning of fresh water and fire pumps.

The project is marks a significant milestone for Sustainable Melbourne Fund as this is its first investment in a retrofit of a commercial building owned by an owners corporation.

Fast facts

Building owner Owners Corporation
Building address 55 Swanston St, Melbourne
Building manager Body Corporate Services
Head contractor Spectrol Pty Ltd
Energy consultant Thwaite Consulting Group
Project value $590,000
Year of construction 1970’s
Gross floor area (GFA) 9,500m2
Net lettable area (NLA) 8,100m2
Number of floors Ground Floor & 13 upper floors
Building use Office and retail
Number of tenants 49

Annual savings

  • $16,000 per annum in energy bills
  • 285 tonnes of CO2-e

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