Launched in July 2014, GREP (the NSW Government’s Government Resource Efficiency Policy) improves performance in three main areas – energy, water and waste – and also reduces harmful air emissions from government operations. All General Government Sector (GGS) agencies are required to report annually on policy targets, actions and minimum standards, using financial-year data.
This report has been compiled by OEH and is set out using the headings for the measures in the policy:
- E1: Targets to undertake energy efficiency projects
- E2: Minimum National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy ratings for offices and data centres
- E3: Minimum standards for new electrical appliances and equipment
- E4: Minimum standards for new buildings
- E5: Identify and enable solar leasing opportunities
- E6: Minimum fuel efficiency standards for new light vehicles
- E7: Purchase 6% GreenPower
- W1: Report on water use
- W2: Minimum water standards for office buildings
- W3: Minimum standards for new water-using appliances
- P1: Report on top three waste streams
- A1: Air emission standards for mobile non-road diesel plant and equipment
- A2: Low volatile organic carbon (VOC) surface coatings.