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Benalla Health has a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan.  Innovative projects planned, initiated and successfully completed by our engineering services team include:
  • Installation of electronic motion sensors to control lighting and mechanical services in unoccupied areas for greater energy efficiency in new work areas.
  • Replacement of switchboard lighting with energy-efficient LED units saving maintenance time changing globes (LEDs last 10x longer)
  • Installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms in all accommodation properties with gas heating to increase safety of staff and students.
  • Voltage Optimisation Project for the efficient and safe operation of equipment.
  • MEW Stages 2 and 3 - large building extension and refurbishment from 2017-2019. 16 single bedrooms with ensuites, enhanced private sitting areas and landscaped central courtyard. Project included individual room air conditioning climate control with positive pressure air flow throughout.
  • Removal of cooling towers and replacement with air-cooled condensers, eliminating the threat of Legionella and delivering substantial savings in energy costs.
  • Installation of underground water storage, 1000 litre capacity for every cubic metre. Covering the space with crushed rock and artificial grass provides an attractive and practical solution. The water is connected to an automated reticulated system to keep surrounding gardens green and healthy.

  • Connection of of reverse osmosis water purification system to washer disinfector and utensil sanitiser – dispensing one litre of water for every five litres of waste produced. Waste water is captured, diverted and stored in state-of-the-art underground storage cells which is then utilised to water the grounds.

  • Computerised building management system – Benalla Health was one of the pioneers of this system, initially developed in the 1980s. Our engineering team are able to monitor most of the main equipment and buildings and can easily determine the conditions of wards and rooms, enabling effective maintenance of temperature. Monitoring activities cover many aspects including air conditioning, hot water boilers, chilled water, domestic hot temperature and critical theatre environments.

  • Installation of highly efficient solar panel system – delivering 192kw of energy and a significant reduction in electricity costs.

  • Conversion of all fluorescent lighting and downlights to LEDs – reducing energy costs but delivering the same level of luminosity through the careful selection of LED products.

  • Heat reclaim air conditioning system in aged care and education buildings – significant energy savings and efficiencies through an intelligent distribution box which sends excess heat to parts of the building as required and not losing heat to the outside atmosphere.

  • Installation of new Malmet energy-saving sanitiser – fully compliant with AS4187-2014, this unit maintains a higher temperature of 90 degrees for 1 minute with the benefit of having a detergent wash included in the cycle delivering a highly efficient clean. Australian-owned and made, parts and servicing are easily accessible

  • Replacement of timber with Modwood on outdoor furniture. Modwood is made from 90 per cent recycled materials and designed not to crack, warp or splinter and requires no sanding or painting. A low maintenance and long-lasting solution for furniture exposed to the elements.

  • Battery and toner/cartridge recycling systems – designated receptacles are located in various areas of the campus to collect batteries and toner/ink cartridges for off-site recycling.