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‘Community Carbon Cops’ at Mary Kehoe Centre
Celebration Afternoon Tea – Wednesday 3 September

Mary Kehoe Solar Panels

Mary Kehoe Solar Panels – 40 panels, 10 kW

On Wednesday 3 September 2014 the City of Port Phillip (CoPP), in conjunction with the Community Carbon Cops, will be hosting a celebration afternoon tea.

This event is to acknowledge the community’s involvement in reducing the electricity consumption by 83% at the Mary Kehoe Community Centre.

The methods, products, and companies that contributed to the environmental retrofit of the Mary Kehoe Community Centre can be applied to your home. If you want to save money on your energy use while doing your bit for the environment, please CONTACT us and we can begin a conversation that will help you achieve your goals.

The Community Carbon Cops have worked closely with the CoPP sustainability team over the last year. They have been trained to investigate, document, measure and take action to reduce energy consumption.

The original objective for the team was to reduce electricity consumption by 50%, but with this goal now exceeded they would now like to see the building become the first ‘energy neutral building’ at the City of Port Phillip. The group can also see how their actions can be delivered on a much wider scale for much greater benefit to both our Council and the wider community.

In addition, all participants in this program have also achieved energy savings in their own homes using the skills learnt on this course. This achievement speaks volumes for the potential of these types of energy efficiency programs where everyone gets involved in a learning process which is then distributed through the community by ‘word of mouth’ and supported by Council.

If you’re available, please come along to the afternoon tea and hear how these savings were achieved together with the plans the community has for getting their teeth stuck into their next building. The image above shows the 10 kilowatt solar system that was installed in late July 2014.

When: 2:30pm – 3:30pm Wednesday 3 September
Where: The Mary Kehoe Community Centre, 224 Danks Street, Albert Park