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Eureka Tower Lighting Upgrade | Southbank, Victoria

The Project:

Melbourne’s prestigious Eureka Tower is a 297.3 metre (975ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct. The tower features premium quality accommodation in one of the most sought after locations in the CBD.

With a colossal total of 84 floors of apartments, building facilities and the famous Eureka Skydeck, it is the tallest building in Melbourne, and in fact the 12th tallest residential building the world.

Taking advantage of the VEET program, Middy’s Casey Electrical and Ozwide Group were able to facilitate a subsidised lighting upgrade in the skyscraper.

The expectation was to deliver significant reductions in lower energy and maintenance costs. Other assumptions included longer lamp life, and improve lighting levels across all common areas of the tower.

The Solution:

The retrofit largely consisted of the replacement of over 2,000 halogen downlights throughout the common areas with Lumex 10W NovaLED substitutes. This change-over has significantly decreased the energy consumption of the building, while actually increasing brightness levels.

The Eureka Tower was provided with a full project consultancy, installation services and a significant Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate (VEEC) abatement. The outcome of this collaborative project is projected to see Eureka save over $1,000,000 in energy and maintenance savings over the next ten years.

Potential Energy & Maintenance Savings:

As a result of the upgrade, the Eureka Tower is now generating over 80% annual kWh savings, which amounts to an annual saving of $86,000 in electricity costs.

Considering the investment, the payback period for the upgrade was a mere 8 months.

Furthermore, the project has abated over 1200 tonnes of C02.per year with lifetime project savings estimated to amount to $1,082,962 over ten years.

Fittings that were replaced OVER 2000
Energy Savings achieved 80%
Payback Period 8 MONTHS
Product Warranty 7 Years
Annual Electricity Savings $86,100
VEET discount $11,368 
CO2 Reduction (Tonnes) 1,274
Lifetime Project Savings (Ten Years) $1,082,962