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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 2 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 673..


Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate—energy usage (Question No 30)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 29 November 2012:

(1) What projects or initiatives does the Directorate have planned in the 2012-13 financial year to reduce energy usage.

(2) What is the cost associated with each project or initiative.

(3) What is the estimated reduction in energy usage as a result of the project or initiative.

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

(1) The Directorate occupies leased premises in the Canberra Nara Centre. The Directorate is cooperating with the building owner through a multi-year building services upgrade project to improve the building's energy/resource efficiency, involving plant and equipment upgrades.

Internally the Directorate continues a program to improve energy/resource efficiency, including participation in the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate's OfficeSmart sustainability program; actively promoting a range of recycling services for paper, cardboard, organic material, comingled recycling, toner cartridges, batteries and mobile phones; investigating efficient lighting replacements; and expanding the use of electronic circulation of documents rather than printed copies.

(2) Nara Centre upgrade costs are the building owner's responsibility. Internal resource efficiency activities are undertaken as part of day to day Directorate operations at no additional cost.

(3) Not able to be quantified at this stage.

Health Directorate—energy usage (Question No 31)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 29 November 2012:

(1) What projects or initiatives does the Directorate have planned in the 2012-13 financial year to reduce energy usage.

(2) What is the cost associated with each project or initiative.

(3) What is the estimated reduction in energy usage as a result of the project or initiative.

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

(1) Projects planned in the 2012-13 financial year to reduce energy usage are:

a. Boiler Heat Recovery and Burner Management System - replacing old inefficient systems with new more efficient units (to complete work which started in the 2011-12 financial year);

b.


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