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Environmental Service Group

Net Zero strategy

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The installation of smart battery systems in buildings will help us meet net zero emissions targets.

Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) manages the state’s significant property portfolio and works closely with its government agency tenants to deliver quality, efficient and sustainable workplaces.

The NSW Government Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030 has an objective to reduce emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

PDNSW is committed to eliminating and offsetting operational carbon emissions at its owned sites by 2030 through building sustainability programs and practices, led by the Environmental Service Group.

PDNSW has determined the FY 2019 baseline carbon emissions of its owned portfolio and has developed a net zero strategic action plan (PDF, 1639.39 KB) to reduce these emissions by at least 75 per cent by 2030.

The plan includes:

  • The roll-out of additional rooftop solar PV systems
  • Implementation of smart building technologies, including upgrades to building management systems and the development and implementation of Internet of Things technologies
  • LED lighting and lighting control upgrades
  • The electrification of our buildings, removing any reliance on gas
  • Battery storage systems that are used to store renewable energy for use at times when the grid is low on renewables.

Next steps

  • To deliver a net zero portfolio by 2030, plans are being developed to install additional solar systems and smart batteries, and to improve lighting control systems to take full benefit of daylight harvesting, occupancy and lighting level requirements.
  • We will also continue to regularly review the energy, water and waste performance of our buildings to ensure they are efficient and that any anomalies from best practice performance are quickly identified and corrected.
  • We will continue to collaborate with other government agencies to develop and implement our plans efficiently and effectively without duplication of effort.

Get in touch

For more information, contact ESG by email at pdnsw.projects@dpie.nsw.gov.au