State sector decarbonisation
EECA administers a $219.5 million Government fund to reduce carbon emissions in the State sector.
Investment focuses on replacing fossil-fuelled boilers in hospitals and tertiary institutions with low-emissions alternatives such as biomass boilers and heat pumps. We work with the Ministry of Education to replace coal boilers in schools. Replacing vehicle fleets with electric vehicles, and installing energy-efficient chillers and LED lighting are other priorities.
EECA provides expert advice, technical support, and facilitate low-emissions energy investments.
How we're tracking
projects have been announced
State sector decarbonisation funding
tonnes estimated ten-year carbon emissions reduction
We estimate investments announced so far will save about 945,699 tonnes over ten years in carbon emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking around 38,918 cars off the road.
Summary of approved projects
Additional Co-funding for State sector agencies
EECA also administers the $41.792 million allocated in Budget 2021 to support fleet optimisation and the leasing of electric vehicles across the State sector.
To get in touch with the team, contact Public Sector Portfolio Manager, Paul Bull at email@example.com
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EECA's State Sector Decarbonisation Fund supports the Carbon Neutral Government Programme which has been set up to accelerate the reduction of emissions within the public sector.
The Government will join businesses and communities already leading the way to reduce their emissions as we transition to a low-emissions economy.
Find out more on the Ministry for the Environment website.
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EECA and Standards New Zealand have published best practice guidance for high-temperature heat pumps and biomass boilers. These Publicly Available Specifications are free for download from the Standards New Zealand website.