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

  • 124

    projects have been announced

  • 215m

    State sector decarbonisation funding

  • 945,699

    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.

Andrew Caseley EECA CE

Summary of approved projects

State sector decarbonisation fund project summary 3 May 2023 [PDF, 87 KB]

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.

Crown loans

Contact us

To get in touch with the team, contact Public Sector Portfolio Manager, Paul Bull at

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.

Related links

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NABERSNZ(external link)

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.

High temperature heat pumps specification(external link)

Biomass boilers specification(external link)