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The Impact of Caravan Parks on Energy Management: Prepared for the Borough of Queenscliffe

posted on 2023-03-30, 05:31 authored by Hong Xian LiHong Xian Li, Tony Arnel
The Impact of Caravan Parks on Energy Management: Prepared for the Borough of Queenscliffe



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Research statement

The Borough of Queenscliffe has declared a Climate Emergency and is implementing measures to cut emissions generated by council operations, and the community to zero. Council has had a Corporate Carbon Neutral Plan since March 2012, and recently adopted a Climate Emergency Response Plan with the Queenscliffe Community. It is estimated that the overall population of the Borough swells by approximately five times the permanent population during peak holiday season. There is a need to examine supply and demand issues around holiday accommodation in the Borough. This study can be regarded as the first stage of a broader project. Specifically, this study examines energy use in the four council-owned caravan parks which contribute around two-thirds of its energy costs and its carbon footprint . The need for more informed approaches to energy management in the caravan parks, particularly on the demand side, has been examined in this study. This report makes various recommendations for energy management in the caravan parks that will enable the council to reduce energy use and carbon emissions and help manage the parks more efficiently. The research benefits of this study are threefold, including: - Improve energy efficiency for the community, enabling significant cost-savings and reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint. - Improve the resilience of the community, dealing with power shortage during peak seasons, ensuring stable energy supply for residents and holidaymakers in extreme weather conditions. - Demonstrate the leadership of the Borough of Queenscliffe. This research report has been carried out by the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. Please refer to the end this report for details regarding authorship. The authors would like to expressly thank the Chief Executive Officer of the Borough of Queensliffe, Mr Martin Gill, and Project Officer, Ms Rebecca Petit-Bramwell, for their enthusiastic cooperation during the p

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A6 Research report/technical paper

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