South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


61. Energy efficiency – government buildings:

Improve the energy efficiency of government buildings by 30% by 2020

(Milestone of 25% by 2014)

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

An improvement in energy efficiency in SA Government buildings is defined as a percentage reduction in the amount of energy in Mega-Joules (MJ) per square metre of floor area. 

In 2015-16, the energy efficiency of South Australian Government buildings improved by 20.4% compared to the 2000-01 baseline. 

Since late 2015, Government mandated the Government Buildings Energy Efficiency Investment (GBEEI) program. All departments are required to identify energy efficiency upgrade opportunities for any government owned buildings with a simple payback of 7 years or less. 

The 2013-2020 Government Buildings Energy Strategy (GBE Strategy) was produced to guide action and investment to improve energy management in government buildings and achieve SASP T61. The GBE Strategy is planned to be updated with the guidelines and learnings from the implementation of GBEEI.

Represented by all departments, the Government Buildings Energy Group is charged with delivering   the GBEEI and the GBE Strategy.

Lead Agency

Department of the Premier and Cabinet