Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Canberra environmental performance
EN4: Indirect energy use
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Performance 2005-06 and trends
Indirect energy use has not previously been reported by DEH. Electricity and gas use within our tenancies have associated indirect energy consequences. Electricity consumed in the JGB is 100% green power accredited, however, and therefore its indirect energy impacts are already accounted for.
|TL&P||Direct (MJ)||Efficiency Factor||Indirect (MJ)|
|EBB||810 972||3.03||2 457 245|
|Fyshwick*||155 336||3.03||470 669|
|Total||966 308||3.03||2 927 914|
* note this data is not included in office-based operations data sets.
|Gas||Direct (MJ)||Efficiency Loss||Indirect (MJ)|
|JGB||6 260 674||3.8%||247 303|
|EBB||450 547||3.8%||17 797|
|Total||6 711 221||3.8%||265 100|
Without previous data for comparison, this data will be used to establish a baseline for future reporting.
Electricity use from the EBB and Fyshwick tenancies accounted for 92% of our total indirect energy use, despite these buildings representing the smaller tenancies of the department. This highlights the desirability of pursuing green power contracts for these tenancies in addition to the current 100% JGB contract, to minimise the indirect energy use and associated consequences such as greenhouse gas emissions.
Indirect energy refers to the amount of energy consumed outside an organisation’s physical boundary in order to produce and transmit the direct energy demands of that organisation. While indirect energy consumption is beyond the immediate control of the department, it is possible to reduce this impact area through purchasing energy from sources that have a lower environmental impact, such as green power.
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