Our achievements so far
Sydney Parcel Facility Solar Installation
In December 2017, we installed a 2.1 MW solar array at our Sydney Parcel Facility, making it at the time one of Australia’s largest on-roof commercial solar facilities which is forecast to deliver $800,000 in savings when operating at capacity.
Greenhouse gas reductions
The new solar system at the Sydney Parcel Facility will deliver a 2,260 tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – enough to power 40 Post Offices or 440 average Sydney homes.
Nationwide Solar Installations
We have been progressively rolling out the installation of on-site solar systems across Australia. As at December 2017, 49 systems have been installed. This includes over 14,000 panels with a combined capacity of 3,833 MW’s. The systems together provide enough energy to power 900 homes.
StarTrack House 5 Star Green Star Certification
In 2014 we invested $45 million to upgrade StarTrack House in Sydney, which has been Australia Post’s NSW headquarters for nearly 50 years. StarTrack House, certified 5 Green Star, now includes our second largest rooftop solar array with a capacity of 370MWh of electricity per annum.
Bourke Street 5 Star Green Star Certification
Our corporate headquarters in Melbourne, 111 Bourke Street, is soon to achieve 5 Star Green Star certification following a full building refit.
We kicked off the National Energy Management Program (NEMP) in 2010 and continue to roll out energy efficiency and renewable investments, including Australia’s largest single on-roof solar system. This resulted in cost savings and avoidance of $40 million and reduced emissions by over 20%.
Changing the way we buy our electricity - Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP)
We are a founding partner in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) which has brought together a consortium of fourteen organisations. The members have committed to purchase 88 GWh of electricity per year from the Crowlands Wind Farm under a long-term power purchase agreement. This has enabled Pacific Hydro to construct a new 39 turbine wind farm near Ararat in Western Victoria.
The wind farm will start generating Renewable Electricity in the first half of 2019, with a total capacity equivalent to powering 17,600 households and saving 96,800 tonnes in Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the state of Victoria.