Leading Blue Mountains restaurateurs adopt renewable energy
Local owner of the award winning Rooster Restaurant and Jamison Guesthouse, Ross Delaney has made significant renovations to the heritage-listed building to ensure energy efficiency without compromising the 1890s Edwardian architecture or structure. Double-glazing, time regulated central heating, waste management, LED lighting and energy efficient globes he been installed since joining the LCL Program 2 years ago.
With the roof too steep for solar panels Low Carbon Living - Blue Mountains director John Merson advised Ross switch to a renewable energy provider. After researching the following link, https://www.choice.com.au/home-improvement/energy-saving/reducing-your-carbon-footprint/articles/green-electricity-review#Table Ross has switched to Powershop – the Melbourne-based Australian retail arm of New Zealand public company, Meridian Energy.
Meridian Energy is Australasia’s largest 100% renewable generator with two massive wind farms in Victoria and South Australia, generating an accumulative 580 GWh of renewable energy annually – enough for 116,000 households and businesses. It is also supported by the National GreenPower program.Read More ...
Bendigo Bank Leads the Charge in Solar Energy
Katoomba’s Bendigo Bank is the first Upper Blue Mountains bank to invest in solar panels. The bank is making a conscious effort to reduce its carbon footprint, commit to helping the environment and set an example for other businesses.
“Renewable energy isn’t just an environmental statement, it’s economically smart,” proclaims a billboard mounted on the pavement outside its branch.Read More ...
Silvermere Guest House
Silvermere Guest House have reduced their potable water usage by around 40% by implementing a number of innovative water saving initiatives. These include recycling roof and bath water, filtering stormwater through ponds, and minimising garden watering using mulch and grass cuttings. The reduction in water usage has in turn resulted in a significant decline in Silvermere’s carbon dioxide emissions.Read More ...
Wild Valley Art Park
Wild Valley Art Park features an impressive range of sustainability features. All electricity is obtained from solar panels, and all water is sourced from rainwater tanks or the on-site dam. Due to this self-sufficiency, Wild Valley’s carbon footprint is estimated to be less than one tenth of what it would be if energy and water were sourced from the NSW electricity grid and water supply.