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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 384..


Environment—building temperature settings

(Question No 459)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Attorney-General, 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 Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

All air conditioned office premises, both owned and leased, have a targeted temperature range of between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius.

This is in line with the ACT Government's ACT Public Service Occupational Health & Safety Policies No. 11 "Thermal Comfort in ACT Government Workplaces"and No. P18 "Air Quality - Indoor Environments".

This is a year round target.

There have been no trials for temperatures changes within my portfolio as Attorney General.

Environment—building temperature settings

(Question No 462)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, 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) All air conditioned office premises, both owned and leased, have a targeted temperature range of between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius. This is in line with the ACT Government's ACT Public Service Occupational Health & Safety Policies No. 11 "Thermal Comfort in ACT Government Workplaces"and No. P18 "Air Quality - Indoor Environments". This is a year round target.

(2) The department has not conducted any trials on changing the temperatures that buildings are set for summer and winter.


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