EECA and Standards New Zealand have published best practice guidance documents for both high-temperature heat pumps and biomass boilers, as part of work to promote industry best practice and support the move away from fossil fuels. This guidance is relevant for large industrial users, as well as smaller commercial settings, such as schools.

EECA commissioned Standards New Zealand to develop the voluntary guidelines (Publicly Available Specifications) as an effective way to provide best practice guidance. Following consultation, Standards New Zealand has published a final version of each guideline.

EECA Strategy General Manager Dr Marcos Pelenur says there’s a real drive through the Clean Powered Public Service Fund to replace coal boilers and these Specifications will give information about efficient, low-emissions alternatives.

Dr Pelenur says the Specifications are designed to be more accessible than a Standard. He says they are developed through Standards NZ by a committee including relevant government, industry, end user and research bodies to ensure a fair and balanced view is provided.

“The Specifications include a basic overview of the technologies, as well as more in-depth information, and examples of best practice requirements.”

Standards New Zealand National Manager Carmen Mak says they are pleased to have been able to partner with EECA to support the government’s priorities on low emissions and moving away from fossil fuels.

The Specifications have been sponsored by EECA to be free for download from the Standards New Zealand website.

High temperature heatpumps(external link)

Biomass boilers(external link)