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effectiveness compared to the programs and measures implemented in the ACT agency buildings.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The ACT Government utilises a mixture of owned and leased buildings to house its agencies. Water and energy efficiency programs can only be implemented and measured in owned buildings, but the ACT Government continually encourages landlords of buildings with ACT Government subleases to implement water efficiency measures and energy efficiency programs. The water efficiency measures and energy efficiency programs installed in owned buildings since 2004/05 have been as follows:

• Macarthur House, Lyneham – Installation of flow restrictors into all taps in the building, installation of solar lighting in the car park (07/08), solar hot water (04/05), air conditioning works (04/05). Energy audit in 2005.

• Dame Pattie Menzies House, Dickson – upgraded lighting controls (07/08),

• Health Building, Civic – Chiller upgrade (04/05)

• Callam Offices, Philip – energy audit 2005

• Dickson Motor Vehicle Registry, Dickson – upgraded air conditioning units (05/06)

• Magistrates Court, Civic – Window tinting to improve HVAC efficiency (06/07), lighting control upgrades (05/06)

The ACT Government has also run awareness campaigns in its buildings over this period, along with general community awareness programs, that may have influenced individual behaviours in the workplace.

In addition the Department of Territory and Municipal Services has been installing water tanks into all depots used by Parks, Conservation and Lands for its land management and horticultural services. Capital Linen has also replaced washing and drying equipment with more efficient machines which has resulted in significant water savings at its Mitchell site.

2. No, these works were not the result of individual programs, but rather were undertaken as part of larger works programs.


See Attachment A. Annual usage can be affected by a number of factors such as the vacancy rate in the building and installation of high energy items such as servers.


As each Commonwealth Department makes its own building arrangements, the ACT Government does not have this information.

11. The ACT Government does not have this information.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

(Question No 2164)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, upon notice, on 7 August 2008:

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