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Council's Energy Management Actions

The Council is committed to the sustainable and efficient management of energy.

Solar panels cloudsThe City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has taken and will continue to take action in all of its operational areas to reduce corporate carbon emissions impact and continues to look for opportunities to reduce energy consumption.

Programs, projects and initiatives

Energy reduction at Council owned sites

Significant energy reduction projects include:

  • installation of solar photovoltaic panels on buildings
  • use of thermal blankets at both Council pools
  • use of activity-sensored lighting
  • air-conditioning and refrigeration upgrades
  • transition to LED lighting from Mercury Vapour street lights
  • installation of energy-efficiency appliances
  • introduced e-bikes for staff to use instead of combustion engine vehicles
  • battery storage installed at Norwood Town Hall.

Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

The Council has committed to achieving zero corporate carbon emissions by 2030, which has led to the development of the Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan, which was endorsed in December 2021.

Download: Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan 2020-2030

Future programs, projects and initiatives

Future programs, projects and initiatives include:

  • energy and water assessments at top energy consuming facilities
  • installation of solar photovoltaic panels on remaining buildings
  • 100% renewable energy supply contract
  • transition to low emissions vehicles
  • corporate and public EV charging stations
  • increase landfill diversions rates from Council owned and managed facilities
  • 100% carbon neutral and recycled paper procurement
  • year on year increase in corporate purchases of products or materials that contain recycled content
  • irrigation system upgrades and optimisations.

Carbon auditing

In 2012, the Council engaged Trellis (previously C3 Balance Carbon) to assist in the measurement and analysis of corporate carbon emissions through carbon reporting.

The Council will continue to measure and analysis its emissions through Trellis in order to measure progress towards its target of “zero corporate carbon emissions by 2030”.