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CLIMATE AND
ENERGY

Imagine a Low Carbon City that is run from renewable energy, has a minimal carbon footprint, causes minimal damage to the planet and is affordable, attractive, liveable and sustainable.

The global climate is changing. The average temperatures in Australia have increased by around 0.9 degrees Celsius since 1910. Human induced greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions are considered to be the dominant cause of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century.

Council has established climate change and energy related objectives to greenhouse gas emissions, save money, improve performance of buildings, increase uptake of renewables and increase resilience to a changing climate.

CORPORATE OBJECTIVES
CE - 1.1
Carbon Emissions
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CE - 1.2
Energy Efficiency
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TARGET
At least 20% Reduction
BASELINE
Gas 6,371 GJ Elec. 10,848 MW (2007-08)
PERFORMANCE
Gas. 43% reduction – 3,754 GJ | Elec. 11% reduction – 9,684 MW (2017-18)

CE - 1.2 Energy Efficiency

Reduce the energy consumption of Council assets – includes buildings and street lights

TARGET
At least 20% Reduction
BASELINE
Gas 6,371 GJ Elec. 10,848 MW (2007-08)
PERFORMANCE
Gas. 43% reduction – 3,754 GJ | Elec. 11% reduction – 9,684 MW (2017-18)

Energy usage by Council’s street lights, buildings and other facilities (where Council pays the utility bills) for 2017-18 was:

  • Gas – 3,754 GJ (43% reduction against 2007-08 baseline)
  • Electricity – 9,684 MW (11% reduction against 2007-08 baseline)

Recent key measures to reduce energy consumption include:

  • Commencement of Council’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, which includes the aim of ensuring Council effectively reduces its carbon emissions
  • Adoption of Council’s Sustainable Buildings Policy
  • $400,00 invested in 2017-18 in energy efficient streetlights upgrades as part of Council's 'Lighting Up Great Dandenong'

 

 

Highlights
Reduce the energy consumption of Council assets – includes buildings and street lights

Adoption of the Sustainable Building Policy for the design, construction and operation of Council’s buildings.

Lighting Up Greater Dandenong project continues to install energy efficient LED streetlights.

Development of Energy Management Plan for Council Buildings.

Preparation of a draft Sustainable Building Policy for the design, construction and operation of Council’s buildings. 

Current Actions
  • Implementation of Council’s Sustainable Buildings Policy to reduce energy use.
    Ongoing
    City Improvement
  • Implementation of Council’s ‘Lighting Up Greater Dandenong’ project to reduce electricity use.
    Ongoing
    City Improvement
  • Springvale Community Hub to be built to achieve 5 Star Green Star Standard.
    2016-18 (In Progress)
    City Improvement
  • Seek adoption of the Sustainable Buildings Policy for Council buildings.
    2016-18 (In Progress)
    Planning & Design + City Improvement
  • Implementation of Council’s Building Energy Management Plan to reduce energy use.
    Ongoing
    City Improvement
  • Installation of LED streetlights as part of Council’s Lighting Up Greater Dandenong project.
    Ongoing
    City Improvement
  • Incorporate energy efficiency requirements in specifications for building plant and equipment.
    Ongoing
    City Improvement
Completed Actions
  • $400,000 invested in 2017-18 in energy efficient LED streetlights.
  • Commencement of energy efficiency measures identified in the Building Energy Management Plan
  • Energy efficiency measures included as part of the Springvale Town Hall upgrade.
  • Energy Audits of 18 Council Buildings considered to be high energy users.
  • $400,000 invested in 2016-17 in energy efficient LED streetlights.
CE - 1.3
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy
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CE - 1.4
Climate Change
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COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES
CE - 2.1
Carbon Emissions
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CE - 2.2
Energy Efficiency
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CE - 2.3
Renewable Energy
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CE - 2.4
Planning
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CE - 2.5
Awareness
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