Case Study: Shirley Robertson Children’s Centre

Shirley Robertson Children’s Centre: Welcoming and nurturing everything and everyone is in their nature.

  • 95kW solar system installed
  • 49 panels installed on one building
  • Currently saving $1,222 per annum in energy bills (after payback expenses)
  • SRCC now save the planet almost 11,000kg of C02 emissions annually.

Celebrating its 40th year in 2018, Shirley Robertson Children’s Centre (SRCC) is committed to making everyone’s time at SRCC a positive experience. Respecting Australian heritage and indigenous culture – with emphasis placed on the local Wurundjeri people, is a focal point.

SRCC focuses its teaching on loving nature, respecting the environment and working towards developing sustainable practices that are environmentally friendly.

This passion for the environment was reflected in their investment in solar at their Coburg, Melbourne premises. SRCC committed funds (across a payback period of just over 5 years) to install a 14.95kW solar system across 49 panels on one building. SRCC are currently saving $1,222 per annum in energy bills (after payback expenses) and have realised their goal of reducing their environmental impact and saving money.

SRCC now save the planet almost 11,000kg of Co2 emissions every year. This is the equivalent of one home’s worth of energy use across one year. Or leaving nine average lightbulbs running continuously for 8.78 years.

“We pride ourselves on welcoming everyone and ensuring that each and every visitor has a positive, safe and enjoyable experience when they walk through the doors of SRCC. We encourage lots of laughter and a deep understanding and respect for the environment. Which is why we sought solar panels for our building. We wanted to ensure we were getting the best possible and most ethical deal for our centre and MEFL were a big part of that process. They helped us understand what to look for and provided support at each critical stage.

Thanks to MEFL and Positive Charge, we’re now looking forward to investing our new annual savings into additional initiatives for our community and our environment”

  • Shirley Robertson Children’s Centre

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