Castle Hill RSL has an active role in the surrounding community, providing necessary sponsorship and club grants to over twenty sporting clubs and charitable organisations. In 2016/17 the Castle Hill RSL Group donated over 2 million dollars to the community.
We are also committed to the highest level in sustainability practices that underpin our ongoing strategic development and operations. A cogeneration system designed by Simons Green Energy has been installed to provide Castle Hill Fitness & Aquatic centre with enough power to cover base load electricity demands while utilising waste heat to provide hot water in the pools and domestic hot water storage tanks.
Also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), it is the simultaneous production of 2 forms of energy, electricity and heat, from a single fuel source at the point of usage. The cogeneration plant is made up of 142 kilowatt reciprocating gas engine, a series of heat exchangers and hot water storage tanks and satisfies 70% of the building’s electricity requirements, which is cheaper and cleaner than coal-fired grid supplied electricity.
The tri-generation system is Castle Hill RSL’s $1 million project – a joint commitment with the Federal Labor Government through the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP). The system captures waste heat and turns it into heating, cooling and surplus electricity, saving on energy costs (approx. $200,000 per year) and cutting carbon pollution (the equivalent of taking 268 cars off the roads or planting 12,000 new trees). The financial savings through this program enable the club to invest even more in to the local community.
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