Energy Efficiency

Supporting the establishment of standards, programs and innovative practices to improve energy efficiency and providing Australian households and businesses with economical solutions to live and work more sustainably.

You can find a large range of information in relation to energy efficiency through our websites and tools on the Energy information page.

Appliances, lighting and equipment

Energy efficiency in government operations

The Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) Policy aims to reduce the energy consumption of Australian Government operations with particular emphasis on building energy efficiency.

Energy rating schemes   

There are several national schemes for energy efficient buildings, appliances, lighting and equipment:

Industrial energy efficiency

  • Energy Efficiency Exchange (EEX) website - helps Australia's industrial energy users realise the benefits of improved energy efficiency by assisting them to make informed investment decisions relating to energy efficiency.

Non-residential buildings

Non-residential buildings include commercial buildings such as shops, hotels, restaurants, and offices, industrial buildings, schools and hospitals. They are responsible for approximately 10 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE)

In July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the comprehensive, 10-year National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE), to accelerate energy efficiency improvements and deliver cost-effective energy efficiency gains across all sectors of the Australian economy. The NSEE was updated in July 2010.

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