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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5827..


Environment—building temperature settings

(Question No 458)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 10 December 2009:

(1) In relation to the main buildings of the Minister's department, what temperature does the department set for summer and winter.

(2) Has the department trialled changed temperatures; if so, what energy savings and staff reaction were there.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The air conditioning set point is 20 degrees Celsius with a parameter between 18 to 22 degrees Celsius for all buildings. The set point remains the same during summer and winter.

(2) The department has undertaken trials within the above parameters for adminstrative buildings only. In certain clinical/surgical areas of ACT Health, staff have the ability to vary the temperature according to patient comfort and best practice, e.g. in theatres.


No energy savings have been achieved because of the nature of the services ACT Health provides across the portfolio.


There is a general awareness amongst staff of the need to achieve energy efficiency.

Environment—building temperature settings

(Question No 461)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 10 December 2009:

(1) In relation to the main buildings of the Minister's department, what temperature does the department set for summer and winter.

(2) Has the department trialled changed temperatures; if so, what energy savings and staff reaction were there.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) At both 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the building manager and contracted company respectively, aim to hold the temperature in the 220C - 240C range for both summer and winter, subject to factors such as the external temperature and occupancy levels on the different floors.

(2) At 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, controlled trials of temperature variations across the building have not been done as the building accommodates both public and private clients, although staff in certain areas do request some variations from time to time.


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