Government energy saving information and programs

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energy saving programs

Energy saving information and programs for business in Australia are constantly evolving due to new technology and, most especially, changes in government policy and funding.  The following is just some of the national initiatives currently available, and in development, as at mid-year 2014.

Funding boost for green property upgrades

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In a boost for those undertaking ‘green’ commercial property upgrades, $80 million in funding for Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) has been committed by The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund (TAEUF).

8.5% reduction in electricity portfolio-wide

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Since 2011, Investa has reduced its electricity intensity by 8.5 percent and its greenhouse gas emission intensity by 10 percent through building management a number of tenant incentives.

Water scarcity: Mitigating the risk

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Save water

PAUL ANGUS, hydraulic engineering team leader at WSP Sydney, discusses the merits of creating a water strategy to mitigate the risks of water scarcity and to take advantage of the vast water conservation opportunities available.