Reducing Council's emissions

Over the last several years Council has been working to reduce its own emissions. Since 2016, Council has had in place a Zero Emissions Organisational Strategy for the Council’s operations to achieve zero net emissions by 2026.

 In this time, we’ve successfully achieved the following: 

  • Installation of over 600 kW solar PV across Council owned and operated buildings and facilities 
  • Improved energy efficiency of air conditioning systems for Council facilities 
  • Changed hundreds of lights to energy efficient LEDs 
  • Worked to improve waste management and the efficiency of the landfill gas extraction at the Noosa landfill site 
  • Provided grants to community groups for solar and energy efficiency projects 
  • Provided a free solar advice hotline and education programs for households and businesses through the Australian Energy Foundation 
  • Partnered with ZEN Inc on a range of initiatives including solar for business, the electric vehicle expo and Race to Zero school program.