Clinton Climate Initiative Helps Victorian Government to Deliver Landmark Project to Improve Building Energy Efficiency
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation, today announced its support for the Victorian Government Greener Government Buildings programme, revealed today by Victorian Premier John Brumby in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Through the programme, sites accounting for 90 per cent of all State Government’s energy consumption, including hospitals, schools, sporting and other government buildings, will undergo energy and water efficiency retrofits.
It will reduce Victorian State Government’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2018, with the first phase of the programme to save over 130,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas each year. Water savings of at least 1 billion litres per year will also be saved by 2018. The programme will create and secure over 400 green jobs, with 250 of these secured in the next 18 months.