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      •     PC Power Management Software across all student personal computers (16,756 computers)

      •     artificial sport fields and play areas at five schools

      •     installation of water tanks connected to the Canberra urban waterway system with the designs being prepared for three schools

      •     solar lights at Palmerston District Primary School.

The Directorate is seeking access to the 'ACT Carbon Neutral Government' fund and the Australian Government 'Local Government Efficiency Program' to undertake other projects during the 2012-13 year.

Further, the Directorate works with the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) team to develop and deliver environmental sustainable programs and resources to all ACT schools.

2) The costs and program funding for the environmental sustainable initiatives at ACT public schools include:

      •     solar panel systems - around $4.9 million across all schools.

      •     Carbon Neutral School Program - $3.5 million allocated over four years.

      •     solar tubes - estimated cost is $146,192

      •     water refill stations - $42,000.

      •     PC Power Management Software - $192,694.

      •     artificial sport fields and play areas - around $2.67 million.

      •     Canberra urban waterway system - estimated cost of $300,000 for Lyneham High School.

      •     solar lights at Palmerston District Primary School - estimated cost of $12,200.

3) The benefits of the environmental sustainable initiatives to be undertaken at ACT public schools are:

      •     solar panels - a 10kW system will generate a minimum of 15,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per annum. Collectively, ACT public schools will generate around 1.962 million kWh per annum. This will provide an ongoing income stream for schools totalling around $780,000 per annum ($15.6 million over 20 years) to be reinvested by schools to further reduce carbon emissions.

      •     lighting upgrades - this work is expected to achieve energy savings of around 30 per cent.

      •     insulation - this work is expected to reduce energy costs by a further 20 per cent.

      •     PC Power Management - this is expected to reduce personal computer energy costs by around 60 per cent.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—energy usage (Question No 37)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, 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.


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