To support businesses and public sector organisations with the cost of hiring a qualified energy auditor to evaluate how energy is being used in your process and plant and find cost-effective opportunities to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.


  • Public organisations, including State Owned Enterprises, and local government
  • Private sector businesses that emit more than 10,000 tonnes CO2e per year through stationary energy.

What kind of project is this for?

Our energy audit support can provide up to 40% of the cost of an energy audit (up to a maximum of $20,000).

Eligible sites can get funding towards a detailed site audit or a system-focused investment-level audit – depending on your needs.

Detailed energy audit (Type 2) – A detailed analysis of energy performance to quantify the full range of opportunities. It involves a comprehensive review and analysis of equipment systems, and operational characteristics of the whole facility, and makes quantified energy savings recommendations.

Precision energy audit (Type 3) – A detailed audit of specific subsystems, with additional data gathering and measurement to provide a higher level. They’re normally undertaken to support business cases for capital intensive upgrades that require more certainty around implementation costs and savings outcomes. Systems most suitable for a type 3 audit include compressed air, pump, fan and refrigeration systems.

Audit providers need to be accredited and work to audit standards approved by EECA (AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 & AS/NZS 3598.2:2014).

For more information about energy audits or becoming an accredited energy auditor contact Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand (CEP).

Find out more about energy audits(external link)

Find out about becoming an accredited energy auditor(external link)

Application process

Contact your EECA Account Manager to discuss your requirements, or email us at business@eeca.govt.nz