Fairfield Homemaker Centre



  • 260kW
  • solar

Fairfield Homemaker Centre is anew six-stage complex in Townsville and home to multiple Large Format Retail outlets. Stage 1 was completed in June 2016 and Stage 2 in July 2018, with the remaining 4 stages under construction. Upstream took over operations of the embedded network in July 2018 and immediately delivered energy savings of 20-30% to the building occupants, compared to their previous costs.

Stage 2 was tenanted in mid-July and Upstream was able to utilise their experience in embedded networks and project management to deliver the power supply on time to incoming tenants QLD X-Ray, Tradelink, Nutrition Warehouse, and Lincraft.

As network operator, Upstream is funding solar installations across the complex and implementing energy efficiency measures to drive down power costs, such as LED lighting, Power Factor Correction, and advanced Building Management Systems.

Upstream is rolling out the embedded network across all 6 stages, covering +30 tenants and spanning 8 acres of commercial property. Upstream is designing and delivering a market-leading project that will be 100% self-sufficient and with no external energy costs by 2030.

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