The Federale Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, has pushed out a media release congratulating Canberra Airport Group for a ground breaking environmental initiative at the Majura Office Park.
Minister Ferguson said: “This trigeneration plant sets new standards for buildings and infrastructure showing that increasing energy efficiency can provide significant savings for business.
“Success here at the Majura Office Park will demonstrate the potential for this technology to be rolled out more widely. The Canberra Airport Group is leading the way in energy efficiency technology and is setting an example for other businesses to follow.”
Trigeneration uses the waste heat from electricity production to heat and cool buildings, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared with traditional systems.
Using state of the art absorption chillers, trigeneration plants also have the potential to produce a power surplus which can be sold back into the grid.
If it works, and they can make power while cooling the building it’s a huge breakthrough.