Environmental footprint

Our environmental footprint

One of our key priorities is to minimise our environmental footprint, including our energy and water use, solid waste generation and business travel.

We occupy two floors of Export Finance House, 22 Pitt Street, Sydney, and lease the remaining floors to tenants on standard commercial terms. Our tenants include AIFFP and the government agencies NHFIC and NAIF.

 

2020–21

2019–20

2018–19

Energy use (megajoules/m2)
Export Finance Australia occupancyᵃ, electricity 338 369 392
Building servicesᵇ, electricity 347 371 413
Building servicesᵇ, gas 38 61 85
Water (sewage data not available)
Water (kilolitresᶜ) 2541 5998

5403

Solid waste (tonnes)
Comingle (recycled) 0.3 0.3 0.7
Cardboard (recycled) 7.5 7.1 13.1
Waste to landfill 17.8 18.3 86.8


ᵃ This figure represents energy used on the floors we occupy, which includes other government agencies.
ᵇ Building services are common facilities for all floors of Export Finance House and include lighting to common areas, lifts, air conditioning and hot water. Energy use per square metre is the building average.
ᶜ This figure represents total usage by Export Finance House. It is not possible to separately identify water use by floor or tenancy.

Reducing energy usage

As at 30 June 2021, green energy sources accounted for 35% of Export Finance Australia’s electricity supply, and our building had a 5-star energy rating and a 4-star water rating under the National Australian Built Environment Rating System.

Energy use declined in Export House in 2020 – 21 primarily due to employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will continue to identify any methods to help minimise future electricity and water use, including the use of alternative energy sources.

Since 2014, we have sourced some of our electricity supply from green energy sources, including mini hydro, wind power, solar, biogas and biomass.

We continue to consider how to decrease waste generation and how to increase the proportion of waste we recycle.

Business travel

Our employees flew 0.073 million kilometres during 2020–21. The figure was 94 per cent lower than 2018–19 due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions.