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Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO)

The Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) Policy aims to reduce the energy consumption of Australian Government operations with particular emphasis on building energy efficiency. The EEGO Policy forms part of the Australian Government’s climate change strategy and is administered by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Government operations that are required to comply with the EEGO policy are:

  • All Commonwealth Agencies covered by the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
  • Statutory bodies covered by the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 that derive more than 50 per cent of their funding either directly or indirectly from the Commonwealth.                         

About EEGO

EEGO policy and key requirements.

EEGO ratings

Ratings requirements for the EEGO policy.

Government Greenhouse Energy reporting

Australian Government annual energy use reporting.

Energy efficiency guidance for government operations

Lighting and Building Management System (BMS) information and guides.

Forms and templates

Access to Green Lease Schedule (GLS) templates, GLS exception forms, EMP templates, and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC) form.

Fact sheets

Detailed information about different aspects of EEGO:

  1. EEGO Policy
  2. Green Lease Schedule (GLS)
  3. Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR)
  4. Energy Management Plan (EMP)
  5. Building Management Committee (BMC)
  6. Disputes and remedies in the Green Lease Schedule (GLS)
  7. Existing buildings that are currently occupied
  8. Lease options and new leases for existing buildings
  9. Major, minor building refurbishment
  10. Voluntary improvement plan
  11. Energy Star program
  12. Revenue metering

​Further information

Green Lease Schedule for government buildings
About Green Lease Schedules, NABERS, Energy Management Plan (EMP), building management committee, disputes and remedies, and energy metering.                                              

Green Leases for the private sector
The Australian, state and territory governments are committed to promoting the use of Green Leases in the private commercial building sector and sharing their experience with stakeholders.