MYER CHADSTONE, MELBOURNE
Located in the south-east of Melbourne, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital – is Australia’s largest shopping centre and a world-renowned fashion and entertainment destination for local and international visitors. Chadstone is home to 550 stores, including major retail department store Myer, which occupies a three-level tenancy within the centre.
Like all retailers, energy is among Myer’s highest business costs and the energy consumed to maintain comfortable indoor conditions within its large retail tenancies remains a major focus.
In 2017, Myer Chadstone was selected by Airmaster as the site for a Pilot Program to measure and verify the energy efficiency benefits of variable speed drives (VSDs) installed to the store’s existing air handling plant. Having recently undergone an upgrade of its BMS, it was determined that this location would provide the most accurate collection of high-level input (HLI) energy data to measure and verify the pilot program.
In the twelve month period of evaluation (June 2017 – June 2018), following the installation of the VSDs to the existing AHUs at Myer Chadstone, energy savings of 71%, or 487,712kWh/annum were recorded.