The program to maintain efficiency and minimise
the environmental impact of the centre’s
operations continued at Westfield Carindale during
the year, in line with Scentre Group’s broader
efforts across the entire Westfield shopping
A number of energy-saving initiatives were
implemented including the replacement of two
chillers in Myer and eight packaged air conditioning
(PAC) units in Harvey Norman and two PAC units
in Dick Smith in the Home and Leisure Centre.
As part of the main building management
infrastructure a chiller was upgraded, and designs
were completed for a new building management
system and IVIVA (intelligent building
management) control system, anticipated to be
introduced in the near future.
Westfield Carindale – in partnership with local
water service provider Urban Utilities – installed
smart metering to the centre’s water meters
allowing for web-based real-time monitoring, auto
alerts of system performance and the ability to
trend and track water usage.
The centre’s fire hydrant pipework was replaced
with a new system fully integrated into the main
fire hydrant system, controlled and boosted from
one central location.
During the year a number of retrofit lighting
programs were initiated including a three-year
program to convert emergency lighting system to
RF LED Wi-Fi monitored, and a five-year program
to convert all lighting to LED with approximately
1200 light fittings already changed to date.
A project is also underway to convert the centre’s
waste management system from RORO (‘roll-
on roll-off’ individual bins where waste is not
separated) to less labour-intensive compactors -
allowing for greater efficiency by generating higher
recyclying rates and reduction in landfill.
Westfield Carindale has a 4-star Green Star Retail
V1 from the Green Building Council of Australia,
representing 'Best Practice' in environmentally
sustainable building practices.
Westfield Carindale achieved a 3.5 star NABERS
rating for both energy and water during the year.