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  • Guidelines
    1 March 2009

    This document, the Fund Definition Document, sets out the details of the Fund including scope, principles, project eligibility, assessment criteria and definitions. This document will help to inform decision making for Funding Round Three (2009/10).

  • Guidelines
    25 March 2009

    As a nation, we are committed to using energy wisely and efficiently. As a New Zealander, you can do your bit to help. Improving the energy efficiency of your house means both lower power bills and a warmer, more comfortable home.

    Much of the energy we use in our homes and buildings is wasted or could be reduced. Produced by the Department of Building and Housing, this guide provides detailed information on initiatives to reduce energy use in new homes and buildings.

  • Guidelines
    3 June 2009

    Th is booklet outlines why and how schools can reduce energy use and cost. Why schools are considering energy efficiency is summarised in the introduction; how they are going about it is detailed in four case studies.

    There are three planning templates and a schedule to assist schools. Those schools that have built energy efficiency into the curriculum have been especially successful in making change to their energy-use practices.

  • Guidelines
    28 April 2010

    Wood fuel is a clean and renewable energy source. Burning wood fuel has a low net greenhouse effect as the CO2 given off is absorbed by the growth of the next crop. Wood fuel is playing an increasingly important role in
    generating energy.

    Wood fuel includes any woody biomass suitable for energy production, such as branches, bark and stem wood. The focus of these guidelines is on residues from landings - currently the largest unused source of woody biomass.

  • Guidelines
    23 August 2010

    Wood used for energy does not fit well with a payment system that works using non-energy (eg. volume or weight). The energy content of wood is closely related to moisture content, and this can vary substantially, depending on the origin and storage history of the material. This study looks to determine the effects of moving from a weight-based payment system to a specific energy-content-based payment system at a large industrial site, using woody biomass as a fuel source on a large scale.

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