Sustainability Advantage Program
In June 2011 your Club was awarded a prestigious Bronze Partnership in the NSW Government's Sustainability Advantage Program. Congratulations to all those involved in the Club's commitment to a sustainable future.
Chatswood RSL Club has been a member of the NSW Government's Sustainability Advantage Program since 2008.
The Club has implemented several sustainability initiatives, some of which include;
- Installing rainwater tanks for feeding outdoor planters
- Tap head replacement
- Pre-rinse valve installation in all kitchens
- Glass, cardboard and paper recycling
- Installation of a Cellar Control beer line cleaning system that has provided the following benefits;
1 - Minimal water usage (saving 65,000 litres per annum)
2 - Minimal chemical usage
- Installation of a voltage reduction unit
Since installation the Club has experienced an 11% decrease in energy usage compared with previous years.
- In 2009 the Club received a NSW Government Community Savers grant of $31,500 to replace urinals to no flush solutions, upgrade to dual flush toilets, install flow control valves on all basin taps in the Club. The Club replaced urinals in all four bathrooms, replaced the 3 remaining single flush toilets and installed flow control valves for reducing flow from 10 litres a minute to 4 litres a minute. The total predicted savings from these water efficient fixtures is 3,570,000 litres per annum
- The Community Savers Grant also assisted with the replacement of the majority of existing lights to T5 14W tube lights. The Club replaced 128 fittings from 20W t8s to 14W T5s, for a saving of approximately 4,500 kwh of energy per annum
- In 2009 the Club replaced its cooling tower with chillers, significantly reducing water consumption
- Installation of Dyson hand dryers - as a result there has been a reduction in paper towel usage in the male toilets (the Dyson hand dryers use 60%-80% less energy than the traditional hand dryers)
- Building Management System (air conditioning)
A building management system was installed in September 2010. The system has enabled installation of timers so that each zone in the Club is efficiently controlled.