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Environmental Sustainability at DYRSL.

At DYRSL, we are committed to doing our part in preserving the planet for future generations. As a part of our sustainability initiatives, we have implemented various practices to reduce our environmental footprint.

We have made a total transition from plastic straws to bamboo products and replaced plastic plates with bamboo plates for all gaming snacks. We do not distribute plastic doggie-bag containers in the Bistro, and all fruit and vegetables are delivered in reusable crates instead of cardboard boxes. We have also changed from plastic bottle shop bags to reusable ones.

We are under contract with Lion, Australia’s first brewery with a 2050 neutral carbon target. Additionally, we use E water instead of kitchen chemicals in Battery House, and all deep fryer waste oil is converted to biofuel. We ensure that all administrative spent copier and printer cartridges are recycled.

We also take energy monitoring seriously and have implemented measures to reduce our energy consumption. EP&T remotely monitors the energy consumption in the building and makes recommendations to reduce our energy usage. Our chillers are fitted with Danfoss Turbocor compressors, which are the most energy-efficient compressors on the market. The condenser and chilled water pumps are controlled by variable speed controllers, reducing energy consumption.

Our building management system (BMS) controls all HVAC operations, ensuring maximum efficiency. We have a preventative program in place with a mechanical contractor to maintain the plant, reducing breakdowns and ensuring optimal efficiency. We replace all the filters in our air handling units every twelve months, ensuring clean air and reducing energy consumption.

We have replaced conventional lighting with LED lighting, which uses 75% less energy and lasts longer. Fluorescent lights that are still installed are recycled, and motion sensors turn off lights in unoccupied spaces, further reducing energy consumption. We have also installed PIRs and Dynalite, a smart lighting control system.

Lastly, we have reduced our water consumption as much as possible by installing 6-star WELS rating taps, dual flush toilet cisterns, and Zip urinal flush units. We also ensure good maintenance practices to prevent any leaking taps or cisterns in the building.

At DYRSL, we believe that every small step counts, and we are dedicated to continually improving our sustainability practices to ensure a better future for our community and the planet.