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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 used 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 2018-19.

2019-2020

2018‑2019

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

147,588

144,049

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

14,759

14,405

Total mJ

532,278

514,462

kWh per m2

53.3

52.0

Consumption per m2 in 2019-2020 is consistent with 2018-2019.

mJ per m2

192.2

185.7

kW per ASL

1,512

1,485

Consumption per ASL in 2019-2020 is consistent with 2018-2019 and OPC continues to outperform the Government’s current energy target of 7,500 mJ per ASL.

mJ per ASL

5,454

5,304

Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD)

Watts per m2

5.6

5.6

The NLPD also outperformed the Government’s recommended target of 8_watts per m2.

Environmental Impacts

CO2 produced (tonnes)

118.0

118.3

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

Purchase of copy paper (tonnes)

4.2

4.6

Lower than 2018-2019 due to impact of COVID-19 on number of staff on-site.

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.