When it comes to decarbonising our built environment, it is crucial that governments lead by example, taking advantage of the cost-effective energy management opportunities that exist in their own operations. Smart energy management can reduce energy use in facilities by 30 per cent or more, while strengthening government budgets, creating jobs, and slashing emissions.
That’s why the Energy Efficiency Council has joined forces with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and Property Council of Australia (PCA) to develop a new guide, Best practice for energy management in government operations.
This new guide profiles governments that are leading the charge, and provides guidance for all governments on how they can put in place the policies and programs that will drive systematic energy performance improvements in their own operations.
The guide will be launched by the Victorian Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Danny Pearson MP, who will speak to the importance of energy management in the Victorian Government’s own decarbonisation efforts, and the big wins that are being delivered by their Greener Government Buildings program.
This launch will be followed by a panel discussion featuring leading public servants that have driven major energy performance projects in government departments and agencies.