Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.
Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
Create a revolving green energy fund to finance energy efficiency projects and receive $ savings.