Energy efficiency projects by dollar savings
The government is embedding energy efficiency into the delivery of its agencies’ operations to:
- improve energy efficiency
- decrease resource costs
- reduce its burden on the environment.
Reducing the government’s energy use will generate significant benefits, including:
- decreasing the demand for energy
- promoting clean and renewable energy
- increasing the demand for low energy-use appliances
- encouraging energy efficiency design principles to be incorporated in development of new buildings.
All clusters will undertake energy efficiency projects at sites representing 90% of their billed energy use by the end of 2023–24.
Energy efficiency projects include a wide range of measures, from improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems through to lighting upgrades and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations . A solar PV is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of the photovoltaic effect, where sunlight creates electricity in the solar cells by knocking their outer electrons loose from their host atom.
Some of these energy efficiency projects are funded by the GFF. The GFF finances cost-effective energy and water efficiency projects through low-cost capital advances to GGS agencies. Its total net lending is capped at $95 million with $53 million advanced so far.