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Government sector

New Zealanders expect government organisations to manage their energy wisely. Good energy management reduces costs, helps to meet climate change objectives, and demonstrates leadership. When it comes to energy use, these organisations can benefit from the same actions as small and medium businesses.

These include:

Ways to target energy use

Financial help

Government organisations include government departments, district health boards, Crown owned companies, territorial authorities, regional councils, universities, polytechnics, schools and Crown entities. 

Ways to target energy use

Government organisations can target energy use through:

There are also opportunities for government organisations to make the most of renewable energy, such as using wood energy or solar energy for swimming pool heating.

Financial help

Assistance for Government organisations to improve energy efficiency is available through:

Organisations may also be eligible for other funding programmes.