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Effect of OPC’s activities on the environment

OPC’s operations have direct and indirect effects on the environment, particularly through the use of energy, transport, office equipment and materials in office equipment. The following table, which relates to some of those commodities in the year, gives an indication of those effects and a comparison with the 2017-2018 year.

2018‑2019

2017‑2018

Comments

Building Performance

NABERS Rating

5.0

5.0

OPC Tenancy Performance

OPC occupies a single floor of 2,770 m2 with a lease term until September 2025. The lease includes a Green Lease Schedule as required by government policy.

Tenant Light and Power

Total kWh

144,049

142,074

Although OPC’s tenancy is not certified, it is currently performing at a standard in excess of the requirements for a 4.5 NABERS rating.

Green Power kWh

14,405

14,207

Total mJ

514,462

511,466

kWh per m2

52.0

51.3

Consumption per m2 in 2018-2019 is consistent with 2017-2018.

mJ per m2

185.7

184.6

kWh
per ASL

1,485

1,472

Consumption per ASL in 2018-2019 is consistent with 2017-2018 and OPC continues to outperform the government’s current energy target of 7,500 mJ per ASL.

mJ
per ASL

5,304

5,300

Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD)

Watts per m2

5.6

5.6

The NLPD also outperformed the government’s recommended target of 8w per m2.

Environmental impacts

CO2 produced (tonnes)

118.3

120.1

See paragraph 9 for the measures OPC has in place to minimise the effect of OPC’s activities on the environment.

Purchase of copy paper (tonnes)

4.6

5.0

These figures do not include energy and paper used by the contractor engaged by OPC to print Bills for introduction into the Parliament.

Water usage for OPC’s tenancy is not separately metered.