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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 148

Department of the Environment: Office Efficiency Upgrades

(Question No. 937)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of the Minister's departmental office(s), has the building(s) received energy efficiency upgrades; if so, (a) when, and (b) how has this upgrade affected (i) average energy use, and (ii) average energy cost.


Mr Hunt: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Please see table below.

Office Location

When

Upgrades

Affect on average energy use

Effect on average energy cost

33 Allara, Canberra (Civic), ACT, 2600

2011-12

Lighting upgrade to achieve green lease rating of 4.5 (part of lease agreement)

From May 2013 to 30 June 2015 there has been a 35 per cent drop in number of kilowatts used since the upgrade

A saving of 21 per cent annually

203 Channel Highway, Kingston, TAS, 7050

2009-10

Green Building Fund Project - Modification to building heating & cooling time schedules and other energy consumption mitigation measures - (These works were conducted by the landlord to the benefit of the AAD)

Reduction of 379,107 kWh per annum

Cost saving of $29,399.74 based on peak tariff rate of $0.07755 per kWh

 

2014

Installation of solar film treatment to external windows of Mawson & Hurley buildings

No attributed gain. Intended to reduce heat loss in winter and solar gain in summer

A declarable saving in terms of energy consumption or heating/cooling costs is not available.

 

2014-15

Purchase of 900 LED light fittings to replace 840 fluorescent light fittings

Potential reduction of energy consumption by 441,504.00 kWh per annum

Cost saving of $34,238.63 based on peak tariff rate of $0.07755 per kWh

Please note that this response does not cover the full duration of the AAD's occupation of this site. A comprehensive search was completed back to 2001 when the current owner/landlord took ownership from the Commonwealth. Any further searches are considered an unnecessary diversion of resources.