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NSW Government buildings seize retrofit opportunities

Written by  01 September 2014
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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) welcomes the New South Wales Government’s commitment to improve the energy efficiency of 150 government buildings, announced by NSW Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker.

‘We congratulate the New South Wales Government for showing leadership, and encourage it to seek Green Star certification for the buildings it retrofits. Green Star certification would demonstrate that the money spent on energy efficiency upgrades and other improvements delivers results,’ says the GBCA’s Executive Director – Advocacy and Business Services, Robin Mellon.

Hospitals, courthouses, motor registries, fire, ambulance and police stations and disability care facilities are among 150 frontline New South Wales Government buildings to receive energy makeovers as part of a $6.4 million program to improve energy efficiency in the New South Wales public sector.

Minister Parker has said that the Building Retrofit Program will save almost 30,000 megawatt hours of electricity and $5.8 million on water and electricity bills per year, demonstrating the link between environmental and economic sustainability.

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