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Energy Efficiency in government operations (EEGO) policy

28 Sep 2006
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Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) is an updated version of the Australian Government’s 1997 policy Measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Commonwealth Operations. It sets the strategy for Australian Government agencies to achieve revised energy intensity portfolio targets by the 2011-2012 financial year.Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) is an updated version of the Australian Government’s 1997 policy Measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Commonwealth Operations.

This 2006 policy: sets the strategy for Australian Government agencies to achieve revised energy intensity portfolio targets by the 2011-2012 financial year: 7,500 Megajoules (MJ)/person/annum for office tenant light & power; and 400 MJ/m2/annum for office central services; provides an enhanced proactive management framework for agencies to identify, monitor and manage their energy consumption by specifying minimum energy performance standards (generally 4.5 stars on the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) or equivalent scheme) in contracts, leases and other relevant documentation for new buildings, major refurbishments and new leases over 2,000m2; provides flexibility for exceptions where it is not practical or cost effective to achieve 4.5 stars ABGR or equivalent; actively engages all stakeholders through industry workshops and energy forums and assists them to identify the whole of life and environmental benefits of adopting energy efficiency initiatives; offers day to day support for agencies through a help desk function to clarify reporting requirements, energy efficiency advice and technical issues; and includes a comprehensive communications and existing building strategy to identify and address misinformation about energy efficiency. Secretaries of departments and heads of budget-dependent agencies will: report their organisations’ energy performance to their respective Ministers and the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) annually; determine how they can most effectively adopt the minimum energy performance measures to meet their individual needs and the revised portfolio energy intensity targets.

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