The Rural City of Wangaratta aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions benefits the environment and reduces Councilâ€™s reliance on non-renewable energy sources.Â
Public buildings account for a large amount of energy use and associated COÂ2 emissions.Â To help address this, Council has retrofitted some of its existing buildings with renewable technology.Â
Solar Photovoltaic cells: 15 kW at the Wangaratta Childrenâ€™s Service Centre, 4.5kW at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange, 8.4kW at the HP Barr Reserve Community Centre
Cogeneration plant: The Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre uses this plant to convert natural gas to create electricity for the centre. The bi product of heat is captured and used to heat the pool water. The centre also uses solar hot water.Â
LED lighting upgrades:Â LED lights have been fitted in the Wangaratta Government Centre and the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre.