Through the Climate Change Response Plan, the City identified extreme heat events as a risk to its community’s health and are therefore looking at ways to combine heat adaptation strategies into our urban planning, to minimise this risk.The creation of heat refuges or ‘Cool Zones’ throughout the City will be a first step into putting these plans in place and will allow residents to get shelter when it is hot.
These Cool Zones will serve many purposes including creating great places for activities and will promote good practices in relation to sun and heat exposure. The aim of this project is also to encourage heat adaptation plans at home and raise awareness to the City’s residents.
The project is helping to reduce the City buildings’ operating costs and Green House Gases emissions as well as contributing to its 2020 Carbon Neutral targets.
A capacity of 338 kW has been installed to date on the following buildings:
Together we are saving over 400 tonnes of CO2-e from being released into the atmosphere every year.
Advantages of the plan include
The LED Plan is currently saving over 100 tonnes of CO2-e from being released into the atmosphere every year.