We have achieved a 4.5 star NABERS rating for our tenancy.
The CSO is part of the Bronze Partnership in the Sustainability Advantage program. Managed by the Department of Environment and Heritage, the program has over 530 organisations participating across NSW. Over 30% of members have been recognised as Bronze, Silver or Gold Partners for achieving positive environmental outcomes.
The committmet and efforts of staff members helped us reduce our energy usage across a range of areas.
We are pleased to pass on the benefits of our energy savings to our NSW Government clients.
The CSO is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and creating a more sustainable future.
The Sustainability Advantage Program aims to:
manage environmental risk and ensure compliance
use resources more efficiently
integrate environmental strategies and business planning
manage carbon footprint and manage emissions
enhance customer, supplier and community relationships
engage and train staff to become an employer of choice.
Without compromising our high level of client services, we have implemented a number of strategies:
using recycled paper
ensuring energy efficient lighting (all halogen lights replaced by LEDs)
running internal promotion campaigns to switch off lights and computers by the end of each day
reducing electricity usage
reducing paper usage
sending electronic documents/reports,
rather than hardcopy, to clients
transferring hardcopy files to digital.