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Media Release: $1.3M grant to reduce energy costs

Groundbreaking technology used by Bethanie Group to diminish power consumption


Although commonplace throughout Europe and the North America, for use in commercial and domestic buildings, the implementation of ground source heat pump in Australia is still in its infancy. Given the ever-rising costs of electricity we see this technology as the way of the future, as this is a fantastic way to utilise the Earth’s renewable energy, resulting in significant cost and environmental savings. The geology of Perth with its stable ground conditions and the large scale aquifers found throughout WA are ideally suited to the installation of the technology.  

Subthermal Solutions is proud to announce their appointment to design and construct a multiple site geothermal system by Bethanie Group, a leading provider of aged care and retirement living services in WA. 

The geothermal energy project will reduce heating and cooling costs for common use areas across three of Bethanie’s Western Australian facilities. With over 100 hours of energy auditing and engineering design, this project will showcase Bethanie’s commitment to a sustainable low impact future for its residents and the community.

With $1.3 million in funding provided by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s- Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) Round Two, Subthermal Solutions will work across Bethanie’s Beachside Yanchep, Dalyellup, and Peel Coodanup sites. When operational, this project will save Bethanie Group over $90,000 in electricity costs (a significant amount for a non-profit organisation) and over 390,000 kg of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

The Bethanie project will be officially launched by the Federal Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray at Bethanie Peel Coodanup at 1pm on Tuesday 27th August 2013.

Dr Anthony Horton, Subthermal Solutions GM said. “It’s important to a not-for-profit organisations such as Bethanie to be able to manage its costs and this Geothermal project will not only result in savings today but will help manage the increasing cost of energy for many decades”.

“This project would not be possible without the support of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s and it will showcase how aged care industry and Non for Profit Organisations can benefit from implementing energy savings strategies and be legacy site for ground sourced geothermal technology”.

Bethanie is a respected, Western Australian provider of aged care and retirement living services that operate facilities throughout WA. Subthermal Solutions is a market leader in the design, supply and installation of geothermal environmental control systems.

Media Contact

Dr Anthony Horton
General Manager Subthermal Solutions Pty Ltd

anthony.horton@subthermal.com.au 0438722659