Greener Buildings Help Hospitals Save Millions On Energy

22 September 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies and energy efficiency at hospitals and regional health services across Victoria, to drive down energy costs.

Minister for Finance Robin Scott and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today toured Frankston Hospital to announce $26 million in funding through the Greener Government Buildings program.

This vital program – which funds energy efficient upgrades in government buildings – was reinstated by the Labor Government in August last year after it was slashed by the former Liberal Government.

Up to $7 million will be allocated to Peninsula Health which operates Frankston Hospital.

These upgrades to Victorian hospitals are estimated to save more than $70 million over the life of the investments, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20,000 tonnes each year.

The Labor Government will continue to analyse health service energy use to determine which hospitals will benefit the most from solar panels and energy efficiency solutions.

Health services identified will then be eligible for loans to install energy efficiency technology. They will also have the opportunity to bulk buy solar panels through Health Purchasing Victoria to maximise benefits delivered through this initiative.

The Greener Governments Buildings program further supports the growth of clean energy and technology industries – creating jobs and strengthening Victoria’s position as the centre of excellence for energy efficiency.




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