The New Zealand government energy agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (EECA) provides funding and advice to help lead New Zealand to a better energy future. The EECA website has a section devoted to programmes and funding: www.eeca.govt.nz/programmes-and-funding.
CAfE aims to work alongside EECA but concentrating on Christchurch, particularly in light of the rebuild of the City. EECA We encourage, support, and promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy at home, in business, and on the road through a number of work programmes.
There are a number of ways that EECA may be able to help you improve the energy efficiency of your business and increase the use of renewable energy. We offer a range of services, resources and funding to help you manage your energy spend and use energy efficiently. Making a financial investment in energy efficiency will deliver returns. We may be able to help you with the initial investment through grants and loans:
- Energy audit grants
- Design audit grants
- Fleet audit grants
- Technology implementation grants
- Crown loans for energy efficiency projects in the public sector
- Compressed air systems audit funding
Services and resources
- Energy Leader - a new, interactive tool to guide and support businesses making decisions regarding energy management and technology
- One2Five® energy diagnostic service - facilitated workshops for organisations with an annual energy spend of $250,000 or more
- One-on-one account management for businesses with an annual energy spend of $250,000 or more
- EECA works alongside industry associations and professionals to deliver targeted energy advice for specific sectors' needs