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. 

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

  • All Commonwealth Agencies covered by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act 2013.
  • Statutory bodies covered by the PGPA Act 2013 that derive more than 50 per cent of their funding either directly or indirectly from the Commonwealth.                         

About EEGO

EEGO ratings

Energy efficiency guidance for government operations

Forms and templates

  • Forms and templates include:
    • Green Lease Schedule (GLS) templates
    • GLS exception forms
    • EMP templates
    • 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.
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