Water Journal : Water Journal April 2013
22 Industry News Speaking of the honour, which complements his recent appointment to the Research Advisory Committee at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, Chris said, "This recognition allows me to continue to be involved with UQ's Chemical Engineering Department and the Advanced Water Management Centre at an elevated level. I hope to provide guidance into research projects to ensure that the outcomes can be applied by the water industry. "In addition, I'll be able to occasionally deliver guest lectures -- particularly in subjects relating to low energy wastewater treatment, anaerobic systems and management of solid wastes." Change to Hot Water System Replacement Rebate Announced Victorians considering replacing their hot water system with a more energy-ef cient model have until May 31 this year to secure the maximum State Government rebate. Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan encouraged householders to take advantage of all current incentives for solar and gas hot water installation. "Householders looking to purchase a replacement gas or solar hot water system need to place their order before May 31 to be eligible for the full range of current rebates," he said. "Anyone considering making the change should act now before the rebates close. A full range of information, along with a list of registered suppliers, is available on the Sustainability Victoria website." After this date, Victorians replacing their hot water systems with a more energy-ef cient option can continue to apply for incentives through the Victorian Energy Saver Incentive, part of the Victorian Energy Ef ciency Target program and, where installing solar hot water, the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme. "The rebates program has been running since 2000 and has improved the energy ef ciency of almost 38,000 Victorian homes," Mr Krpan said. "During that time the industry has developed considerably, and take-up rates have grown. Many new homes install an energy-ef cient solar hot water system to achieve a six-star rating." New homes, which do not attract the rebate, account for an estimated 90 per cent of sales. "The rebates have helped make Victorians leaders when it comes to installing energy ef cient products such as gas and solar hot water systems," he said. "According to ABS data, with the exception of Western Australia, Victoria has the lowest percentage of older, inef cient electric hot water systems installed in homes at just 28%, compared to 64% in New South Wales. The focus is now on delivering activities to minimise energy costs and help reduce the cost of living for those in greatest need." Mr Krpan said the change would enable the delivery of more targeted energy ef ciency incentives and reduce duplication of Commonwealth Government programs. "We will also continue to provide a range of other programs and assistance which provide households with cost-effective energy ef cient solutions," he said. BINTECH SYSTEMS WATER SOLUTIONS TOLL FREE 1300 363 163 email@example.com www.bintech.com.au • ULTRASONIC TRANSMITTERS AND CONTROLLERS • POINT LEVEL SWITCHES • MAGNETIC LEVEL GAUGES • SLUDGE LEVEL SYSTEMS • WIRELESS SYSTEMS LEVEL SYSTEMS • MAGNETIC FLOW METERS • ULTRASONIC METERS -TRANSIT TIME / DOPPLER • OPEN CHANNEL • CUSTOM SPOOL SYSTEMS FLOW METERS • RESIDUAL CHLORINE • DISSOLVED OZONE • DISSOLVED OXYGEN • TURBIDITY • SUSPENDED SOLIDS NEW CRONOS ECONOMY ANALYTICAL CONTROLLERS • PH/ORP • CONDUCTIVITY • FLUORIDE • CHLORINE GAS DETECTORS • PORTABLE METERS SLUDGE LEVEL DETECTOR NEW!
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