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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 2019-20.
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
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
kWh per m2
Consumption per m2 in 2020-2021 is higher than 2019-2020 due to installation of new IT equipment and ongoing lighting issues.
mJ per m2
kW per ASL
Consumption per ASL in 2020-2021 is higher than 2019-2020, however OPC continues to outperform the Government’s current energy target of 7,500 mJ per ASL.
mJ per ASL
Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD)
Watts per m2
The NLPD also outperformed the Government’s recommended target of 8_watts per m2.
CO2 produced (tonnes)
OPC has measures in place to minimise the effect of OPC’s activities on the environment.
Purchase of copy paper (tonnes)
Lower than 2019-2020 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.