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Auckland Airport - new lighting improves customer ambience and saves energy

Upgrading the lighting at Auckland's International Terminal has improved the check-in environment for passengers and staff, cut energy and maintenance costs by more than $80,000 a year and won a lighting award along the way.

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 New lighting at Auckland Airport.

Novotel Ellerslie - it doesn't take a big investment to make better use of energy

A programme of energy audits for tourism operators identified annual cost savings averaging 15% - and many of the measures could be implemented for little or no cost. The modern Novotel Auckland Ellerslie already had energy saving initiatives, but an audit showed it could save even more without costly investment.

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Interior of the Novotel Ellerslie.

SKYCITY – lighting up Auckland for less

For more than a decade, the lights of the Sky Tower at SKYCITY Auckland have been a defining feature of the Auckland landscape. Now, by making energy management a priority, the Sky Tower shines as brightly - for less than half the cost.

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Auckland Airport – Continuous improvement drives energy efficiency

Demonstrating leadership to their stakeholders and community is a driver for Auckland Airport’s commitment to reducing their energy consumption. Auckland Airport invested in an energy audit – and then applied the learnings from that audit to other parts of the business to reduce their energy bills.

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Auckland Airport – Continuous improvement drives energy efficiency

Opened in 2008, Auckland Airport's new international passenger terminal is one of the first buildings in New Zealand to receive world-recognised accreditation for its sustainable and energy efficient design. Its success has inspired a formal energy management programme across the entire international terminal complex, which is already delivering results.

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Ceiling lighting at Auckland Airport.

SKYCITY – Energy efficiency is a key driver for Qualmark Enviro-Gold

SKYCITY has been awarded the Qualmark Enviro-Gold accreditation that demonstrates their commitment to environmental practices. One way SKYCITY reduced energy use was through upgrading the lighting in the corridors and carparks – the projects will pay for themselves within 3 years.

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Taurikura Lodge - wind power generates income

By reducing their electricity needs and installing two small wind turbines, owners of Taurikura Lodge in Canterbury have eliminated their power bill - and they're even getting paid for the excess generated. Wind energy is harnessed through two 2.4 kW wind turbines which generate electricity for the lodge and are connected to the grid to export power back into the network.

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Taurikura Lodge

SKYCITY - reaching new heights in efficient hot water use

SKYCITY has added further to their energy efficiency projects by installing 22 full-sized solar collectors to ‘pre-heat' water before it is used in the large kitchens, restaurants and bathrooms on the casino's gaming floor. They are will see annual saving of $7,000 - $8,000 on gas from using their solar energy pre-heat system.

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Kopua Holiday Park - large scale solar hot water

Kopua Holiday Park in Raglan has installed a large scale solar water heating system that delivers plenty of hot water when it's needed. The new computer-controlled system replaced an old oil-fired furnace for an estimated energy saving of $2,000 a month.

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 Kopua Holiday Park

Solscape eco retreat - renewable energy a point of difference

Solscape, a retreat near Raglan, uses renewable energy sources such as wind and photovoltaic electricity generation, and solar energy for water heating. The facilities range from the completely ‘off-grid' Tipi Retreat with earth floors and composting toilets, to the Vege Bach Eco Cabins with solar water heating.

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 Solscape Eco Retreat

Mangonui Hotel - solar water heating

The Mangonui Hotel has retrofitted their 1905 heritage building with a modern solar water heating system with gas back-up. With energy savings estimated at more than $1250 a year, additional savings are being achieved through avoiding heat loss. It's also more environmentally friendly with 3.25 tonnes of carbon emissions off-set each year.

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 Mangonui Hotel

Crowne Plaza Christchurch - energy management brings savings

An energy review of the Crowne Plaza Christchurch has cut costs and energy consumption without compromising on comfort. Expert advice by energy engineering consultants Enercon prompted changes such as installing more efficient lamps, water fittings and ventilation systems. The hotel's annual electricity bill is now $100,000 less than in 2006 - a 14% saving.

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 Crowne Plaza

Glazebrook lodge - hydro generation off grid

An exclusive luxury lodge in Marlborough's Waihopai Valley has installed a hydro generator to power the lodge. Connecting to the electricity network was not a viable option as it would have cost more than $900,000. Instead they invested in hydro as a more cost-effective and 100% renewable form of distributed generation.

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 Glazebrook Lodge

Lazy Shag backpackers - waste oil fuels boiler

The Lazy Shag backpackers in Kaikoura has had a multi-oil clean burn boiler installed to supply the hot water, slashing the electricity bill. Fired with used cooking oil purchased at low cost from other local businesses, the new boiler has also helped reduce the hostel's carbon footprint.

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 Lazy Shag Backpackers