We run a number of programmes to support and promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources. This work is delivered through partnerships with the private sector, community groups, industry associations as well as central and local government.
Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes
This programme delivers free ceiling and underfloor insulation to low-income households with health needs related to cold, damp housing. We expect to insulate around 46,000 houses before the programme ends in 2016.
Product standards and labelling
We regulate energy efficiency standards and labelling for products and appliances such as fridges, washing machines, dryers and computer equipment. This means that the worst-performing products are kept out of the New Zealand market, and that you can compare products by looking at the energy labels.
The Energy Spot is a television segment that brings the energy efficiency message to New Zealanders. It’s been on air since 2009 and has been viewed by around 2.4 million people, with a massive 41% saying they’ve taken action to reduce energy use as a result.
Investing in energy efficiency will deliver returns for your business. Our funding and loans can help you identify opportunities and build a business case for investment.
For many of our programmes, we work through Programme Partners - businesses with the specialist, technical expertise to help you identify and implement cost-effective projects. They can also access any funding you may be eligible for.
Vehicle fuel economy labels
We administer the vehicle fuel economy label, which helps people make informed decisions about the vehicles they buy.
Fuel efficient tyre programme
The Fuel Efficient Tyre programme, which launched in October 2014, is an information campaign to increase consumer awareness and uptake of fuel efficient tyres.
Heavy vehicle fuel efficiency programme
Our heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency programme was launched in July 2012, initially focusing on large fleets. The average fleet can save around 10% of its fuel use through driver behaviour change, and better management systems and processes.
As part of the programme we offer:
Fuel efficiency workshops for small to medium sized fleets (5-20 vehicles) - EECA BUSINESS website
Fuel management reviews for large fleets - EECA BUSINESS website
Fuel management advisor training - EECA BUSINESS website