PROV Annual Report - Environmental Sustainability 2015-2016

Public Record Office Victoria has an ongoing focus on energy efficiency and the reduction of waste, water and paper use. Broadly our aims are to:

• Maintain a reduced carbon footprint at the VAC. • Maintain a reduced ecological footprint around our office based activities. • Continue to support the sustainable management and use of government records.

During the year we progressed several major facility projects that delivered immediate energy efficiencies to the Victorian Archives Centre:

• We installed our fourth new chiller unit as part of our multi-year chiller replacement program. These new chiller units are extremely energy efficient. • We upgraded our entire external lighting system to use energy efficient LED lights. • We installed a new second boiler. We have three boilers in total, with the final unit scheduled to be replaced during 2016-17. These boilers use gas and we have already seen a reduction in gas consumption with the introduction of the first two new boilers.

We will investigate the possibility of installing solar panels in 2016-17 as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and further increasing our energy efficiency at the Victorian Archives Centre.

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Published (Metadata Record) 12/12/2016
Last updated 16/11/2023
Organisation Public Records Office Victoria
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Finance