Key messages

  • A guide has been developed to set out goals for energy management.
  • Hospitals are expected to place a strong focus on energy management.

The Guide to energy management in the healthcare sector sets out goals for energy management, roles and responsibilities, energy procurement and programs that support energy management.

Health services are expected to place a strong focus on energy in organisation-wide environmental management systems and processes, including the setting of targets for improving energy efficiency, and using the energy procurement option that delivers the most competitive price.

The guide includes a framework for energy management, which outlines the approach and activities undertaken by the department to improve energy management in the public healthcare sector.