The South Australian government is committed to improving the energy efficiency of the buildings it owns and occupies.
Energy efficiency strategy
The South Australian government has had an energy efficiency strategy for government buildings in place since 2002.
In 2013, Cabinet approved a revised Government Buildings Energy Strategy PDF, 461.02 KB, which seeks to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the energy costs associated with operating government buildings. The strategy describes how the government is improving energy management in government buildings at each stage in a building's life, including:
- designing and constructing new government buildings
- refurbishing existing government buildings
- negotiating new and renewed leases
- managing and maintaining buildings
- procuring equipment.
The Government Buildings Energy Group, with representatives from all government agencies, oversees the implementation of the Government Buildings Energy Strategy.
To get in touch with the group, email DPCGBESecretariat@sa.gov.au
South Australian government buildings annual energy efficiency reports
- 1998–99 PDF, 218.05 KB
- 1999–2000 PDF, 98.97 KB
- 2001–02 PDF, 401.38 KB
- 2002–03 PDF, 338.61 KB
- 2003–04 PDF, 621.22 KB
- 2004–05 PDF, 758.32 KB
- 2005–06 PDF, 480.24 KB
- 2007–08 PDF, 999.15 KB
- 2008–09 PDF, 303.44 KB
- 2009–10 PDF, 429.69 KB
- 2010–11 PDF, 454.54 KB
- 2011–12 PDF, 978.78 KB
- 2012–13 PDF, 4497.05 KB
- 2013–14 PDF, 1556.5 KB
- 2014–15 PDF, 483.85 KB
- 2015–16 PDF, 1744.46 KB
Energy efficiency investment
In 2015, the Government of South Australia established the Government Buildings Energy Efficiency Investment (GBEEI) program. This program requires all government departments to investigate cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities for government-owned buildings.
Departments will work with energy services companies to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise energy costs associated with the operation of their buildings.
The pre-qualified energy service companies with required competencies in delivering energy performance contracting projects are:
- AE Smith
- Airmaster / Programmed Electrical
- Energy Action
- FG Environment
- Genesis Now
- Schneider Electric
- Sustainable Focus
- Total Energy Solutions Pty Ltd
Energy services companies can find out more about becoming pre-qualified to participate in the SA Government Buildings Energy Efficiency Investment (GBEEI) Program.
Details of building upgrades, and the contribution they make to improving energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, will be reported in the annual energy efficiency reports.
- Guidelines for cost-effective energy efficiency investments in government buildings DOCX, 211.11 KB
- Project plan template DOCX, 413.8 KB
- Request for proposal part A – invitation and bid rules DOCX, 216.24 KB
- Request for proposal part B – requirements and specification DOCX, 161.89 KB
- Request for proposal part C – common instrument (for detailed facility study and energy performance contract) DOCX, 85.02 KB
- Request for proposal part C – detailed facility study schedules DOCX, 71.42 KB
- Request for proposal part C – detailed facility study template PDF, 401.24 KB
- Request for proposal part C – energy performance contract schedules DOCX, 62.88 KB
- Request for proposal part C – energy performance contract template PDF, 522.72 KB
- Request for proposal part D – response schedule DOCX, 168.1 KB
|Agency||Project||EOI release date||Advance to RFP||Advance to DFS||Completion date||Year in M&V||Annual cost savings||Annual energy and GHG savings|
|DCSI||Adelaide Youth Training Centre||June 2016||Conservia, Ecosave, Sustainable Focus||Conservia|
– Arts SA
|State Library, South Australian Museum||June 2016||Ecosave, Schneider Electric, Siemens|
|TAFE SA||Regency, Adelaide City, and Mount Gambier campuses||August 2016||Conservia, Ecosave, Schneider Electric|
|CAA||Adelaide Magistrate Court||August 2016||Airmaster, Engie, Veolia|
|SA Police||Christies Beach, Elizabeth, and Sturt stations||December 2016||Ecosave, FG Environment, Total Energy Solutions|
|DHA||Riverland cluster (Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie hospitals)||January 2017||Ecosave, Schneider Electric, Total Energy Solutions|
|DEWNR||Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and visitor centres (Black Hill, Cleland, and Flinders Chase national parks)||May 2017|
|SA Health||Port Pirie cluster|
|SA Health (DHA)||Port Augusta and Whyalla|
Abbreviations: EOI = expression of interest, RFP = request for proposal, DFS = detailed feasibility study, M&V = measurement and verification, GHG = greenhouse gas (t CO2e/year)