Villaggio Sant’ Antonio

Villaggio Sant’ Antonio

Villaggio Sant’ Antonio provides aged care services and accommodation in Canberra. With a range of high quality independent living options for elderly residents, Villaggio operates a residential facility including a dementia specific ward, respite and day care.


As with many aged care providers, Villaggio has significant energy demands across its facilities to provide lighting, heating, cooling and other critical infrastructure to its residents.

However, with energy tariffs continuing to rise, Villaggio’s energy bills were having an increasing impact on the bottom line of the business. As a result, it was clear the company needed to look at ways to reduce their energy consumption and therefore their energy costs.


After a detailed evaluation process and due diligence, Villaggio engaged Northquest to procure, design and implement new lighting and solar solutions across the organisation.

Specifically, Northquest and its partners installed Tier 1 LED lighting at Villaggio’s aged care facility in Canberra. Northquest paid for the complete installation upfront and put in place a Lighting-as-a-Service agreement for a six-year managed services term. Upon completion of the term, Villaggio finishes the managed services payments, yet still continues to enjoy the full benefits of LED.

For the Solar solution, Northquest facilitated the installation of a 100kW system, via a Northquest Power Purchase Agreement for 15 years where Villaggio buys power derived from the Solar PV system at a discount to what they are paying now. After the term, Villaggio has no further payments to make and can enjoy the full benefits of the installed solar for the rest of its useful life (warranted to 25 years).


Villaggio now has energy efficient LED lighting across its aged care facility, as well as energy-generating solar PV on-site. Significantly, the company was able to access Tier 1 LED Lighting and Solar PV that generated net cash benefits from day one with no capital outlay. What’s more, the solutions took advantage of all available government rebates.

And with Northquest managed service agreements in place, Villaggio also enjoys ultimate peace of mind knowing they have a reliable partner to look after any issues should they arise.

Northquest were extremely professional throughout the entire process,” says Michael Giugni, General Manager, Villaggio Sant’ Antonio. "The team was very responsive to any queries or issues I had during the installation process. This even extended to installing dimmers in the reception area for no extra charge after installation because our staff members were concerned that the lights might be too bright!"