Energy Efficiency

1

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

2

Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

3

Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.

4

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.

5

Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.

6

Create a revolving green energy fund to finance energy efficiency projects and receive $ savings.

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