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7

Environment

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

centre portfolio.

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.