2. Leadership by example
2.1 Energy Smart Building Policy
The Energy Smart Building Policy sets a 10 per cent energy intensity and greenhouse gas reduction targets for all Northern Territory Government agencies by 2010-11. This target is set against a baseline established in 2004-05.
The key objective of the NT Government Energy Smart Buildings Policy is to achieve and maintain best practice energy management in NT Government operations to save operating expenditure and greenhouse gas emissions.
On the basis of the targeted 10% MJ/m2 saving being met, the Policy has the potential to realise on going savings of at least $3 million and 13,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. Under the Policy departments will retain any savings achieved by energy management projects which agencies can then select to reinvest in additional energy efficiency measures.
All Government agencies are also required to enter their building energy usage data into the Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR). This is an Australian Government program which is used by most state and territory governments to report on their energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
2.2 Government Energy Efficiency Program
To assist government agencies to achieve target reductions in energy consumption, the 2010-2011 Territory Budget established the Government Energy Energy Efficiency Program, which provides $6 million over three years to implement projects that will reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the five highest energy using Territory Government agencies.
Participating agencies can take advantage of the available funds to:
- implement energy upgrades, without diverting capital from core activities;
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
- progress towards the Territory Government Energy Smart Buildings target of 10% reduction in energy intensity across agency building portfolios.
In This Section
- Northern TerritoryFri 5 Nov 2010
- 1. Policy frameworkThu 24 Feb 2011
- 2. Leadership by exampleThu 24 Feb 2011
- 3. Demonstration ProjectsThu 24 Feb 2011
- 4. Financial incentivesThu 24 Feb 2011
- 5. RegulationThu 24 Feb 2011
- 6. Capacity buildingThu 24 Feb 2011
- 7. Information and awareness raising campaignsThu 24 Feb 2011