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Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates

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Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates

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Tabled paper 1803

Collection

Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2012-05-02

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Deemed paper

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280330

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/416204

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AN SW ER S TO ESTIM ATES C O M M ITTEE-R ELATED W RITTEN QUESTIONS 2011-12 The department is unable to report building energy-related C02 emissions as it is located in a multi-tenanted building without separate metering. Negotiations are under way to enable separate metering of each tenancy. 57. The Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment has also put in practice the following programs and strategies: A replacement program of standalone equipment with multifunctional devices and power saving functions. Compliance with the Greening the Fleet' strategy by increasing the use of energy efficient vehicles in accordance with NT Fleet policy. Recycling of drum cartridges, paper and cardboard. Promotion of and encourages participation in Earth Hour. Encourages staff to be more conscious about energy consumption and turning off power Further initiatives under consideration include the: Establishment of a Recycling Centre, which would be marketed appropriately. Circulation of monthly tips. Installation of sensor lighting, dual flush toilets, boiling water unit, flow regulators on basins, air-conditioner isolators. Development of environmental policies covering the use of recycled photocopier paper, double-sided printing, tracked changes, biodegradable products. Reduction of on-site storage of stationery. In addition, the Department of the Chief Minister is forming an Energy Management Committee with membership comprised of both DCM and OCPE representatives. The committees primary role will be to identify, implement and promote green initiatives within both agencies and to provide advice on energy saving, recycling and green initiatives in accordance with the Northern Territory government Climate Change Policy. In fulfilling this role, the committee's responsibilities include the identification of new green initiatives, monitoring energy usage and recycling levels within NT House and Harbour View Plaza and working collaboratively with staff and relevant external stakeholders as required. 58. The department is working towards the reduction target set in the Northern Territory Greening the Fleet Strategy that aims to reduce emissions from passenger and light commercial fleet by 20% by 2014. A target to reduce the C02 emissions from the fleet by 2% has been set for 2011. The department is working towards the reduction target set in the Northern Territory government Energy Smart Buildings Policy. The target is a 10% reduction in energy usage per square metre across the departments building portfolio compared to a 2004-05 baseline. Utilities: 59. For the period 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2011, there was a total of $34 084 spent on power and water for the department. 60. The projected cost for power and water to the OCPE for the 2010-11 financial year is $45 445. Public Events: 61. For the period 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2011, the following public events/conferences/forums were sponsored: 212


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