Australia's legendary sporting venue, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is building on its environmental and sustainability credentials by targeting energy savings equivalent to powering 835 houses annually.

The $8 million upgrade, in partnership with engineers Siemens, will see the ground’s light towers replaced with low-energy lighting technologies. The plan also includes a new building management system, revamped heating and ventilation systems and the installation of new chilled water systems and modernised room control systems. Expected savings from…