ACT Gov working to keep the cold out of ECEC with fast tracked draught proofing

ACT Gov working to keep the cold out of ECEC with fast tracked draught proofing

by Freya Lucas

July 16, 2020

Selected early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have been included in the ACT Government’s mission to combat the extremes of climate in the Territory with a fast tracked draught proofing initiative


The initiative aims to improve energy efficiency as well as reducing ongoing heating and cooling costs at a number of education sites such as schools and preschools. 


High temperatures in summer, as well as cold, frosty winters in the ACT necessitate the need for measures which support the effective use of artificial heating and cooling. Draught proofing is a simple but effective means of reducing the loss of internal air conditioning while also helping to maintain comfortable learning conditions.


As well as improving the comfort levels of those using the education sites, the draught proofing initiative and subsequent improvements will support the ACT Government’s transition to net zero emissions by 2045.


Downer Preschool, Fadden Primary School and Preschool, and Lyneham Primary School and Preschool are among the schools that have recently benefited from draught proofing measures. 


Other infrastructure and maintenance projects on government-owned community, schools and other buildings have been fast tracked to support local businesses and keep Canberrans employed during the COVID-19 economic recovery period. 


For more information about the Fast-track program, please see here