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    Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    GOLD MEDAL WATER SAVINGS FOR LOGAN HYPERDOME

    Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Wednesday, April 07, 2010

    GOLD MEDAL WATER SAVINGS FOR LOGAN HYPERDOME

    One of Queensland’s largest shopping centres is saving two Olympic size swimming pools’ worth of water a year thanks to a Bligh Government program which encourages businesses to work together to improve their efficiency.

    Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones visited the Logan Hyperdome today to congratulate the 24 participating business owners on their water and environmental savings.

    “The Water Conservation Group project at the Logan Hyperdome is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when businesses work together to improve their efficiency,” Ms Jones said.

    “By installing an advanced smart metering ‘spider’ network for its water use, the shopping centre is saving five megalitres of water per year, the equivalent of two Olympic-sized swimming pools.”

    The Water Conservation Group received State Government funding of $10,000 under the ClimateSmart Business Program to create the Logan Hyperdome Business Cluster and help the 24 member businesses to save on their water use and costs.

    Ms Jones said the project had received strong support from Logan City Council, Logan Water and the Queensland Investment Corporation which helped with the development of the smart metering technology.

    “All of the large water using tenants and cooling towers are now monitored through award-winning remote web-based software,” she said.

    “This ClimateSmart Business Cluster project represents best practice in smart water management and the businesses involved are reaping the benefits with lower costs and water usage.”

    The Bligh Government ClimateSmart Business Cluster Program helps businesses achieve their green goals by identifying ways to reduce their carbon footprint, improve efficiency of energy and water use and waste production, and consider more sustainable alternatives to their current business activities.

    For more information about the ClimateSmart Business Cluster Program visit www.climatesmart.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 130 372.

    7 April 2010
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