View over Boars Head Rock Narrow Neck to Mount Solitary Blue Mountains National Park. S Alton / OEH

For government

The Office of Environment and Heritage is committed to helping government agencies achieve their environmental goals in energy, water, clean air and waste-management.

A dedicated team of specialists, Sustainable Government, is available to work with agencies on the opportunities and challenges presented by energy efficiency projects.

Operational benefits of energy-efficiency

The increasing cost of energy in recent years has placed additional pressure on NSW Government budgets.

The State’s electricity bill increased from $315 million in 2011-12, to $390 million the following year. In response, the Government released the Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) in August 2013, to drive budgetary savings through the upgrade of lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, motors, white goods and other energy-consuming assets.

The EEGP was established under EEAP to direct NSW Government agencies to save $27.5 million per year on their energy bills and to provide up to $170 million in Crown finance to invest in energy efficiency upgrades to existing Government assets.

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Page last updated: 02 April 2015