What Council Is Doing
Improving energy efficiency
Following the completion of an emissions audit, Council began a process of improving energy efficiency by installing energy efficient lighting and air conditioning across a number of facilities. The projects completed so far are now saving Council an estimated $79,000 per year and have reduced Council's carbon dioxide emissions by 478 tonnes per year.
As the sustainability, climate change, and energy efficiency technology fields are moving so fast, Council is continually engaged in research, consultation and collaboration to find new opportunities to reduce emissions from its operations and from the Logan business and resident community in general. Where possible, opportunities to reduce emissions are being incorporated into the new Logan City Council Planning Scheme.
Helping the community
Council is doing its part to help the business and resident community reduce their emissions through publications, website content, the Logan Climate Smart Business Cluster, events such as the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF), administering the Logan Eco Awards and public information sessions.
Adapting to climate change
In 2009, Council commissioned a detailed study on the risks to the City associated with the changing climate and the drafting of an associated action plan. Logan aims to be as resilient to the impacts of climate change as possible. Recommendations from the study are being incorporated into the draft Climate Change and Peak Oil Strategy.