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The information provided on this website includes general information about the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's functions and activities, and general guidance. This website also includes information that has been provided by, or based on information that has been provided by partners of our voluntary programmes.

Disclaimer

By using this website you acknowledge that the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has taken every reasonable step to maintain current and accurate information on this website. However, no guarantee is made as to the currency or accuracy of information and that;

  • the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has taken reasonable steps to maintain current and accurate information on this website.  However, no guarantee is made as to the currency or accuracy of information.  Changes to any tools presented on this website are to be expected from time to time, in an effort by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to provide up-to-date data.  As a result, the results generated by the tools presented on this website may also vary over time.
  • the contents of this website should not be construed as legal or investment advice. Before relying on any information in this website users should independently verify its relevance for their purposes;
  • if you have questions about a particular product or service, please contact the relevant manufacturer, distributor, or retailer to confirm the details of the product you are interested in;
  • the information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements;
  • to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority will not be liable to you nor to any third party whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise whether by itself or by any employee, agent, contractor or representative for any loss or damage which may directly or indirectly arise out of or in connection with this website or use of or reliance on any information contained on or referred to in this website or for any error, omission, inadequacy, incompleteness or corruption of any information or any virus, Trojan horse or other damaging software;
  • the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation, or people who have off-site links to the EECA's website;
  • the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Linking is for convenience only and should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over availability of the linked pages; and
  • the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice.

Dairy farm energy efficiency tool disclaimer

The dairy farm efficiency tool is designed to provide you with an indication of how your dairy farm compares against other dairy farms in terms of energy efficiency, and estimate the savings that you could make through improvements to your milking shed.

You will be asked to provide information about your dairy production (including your annual milk solid production, the amount of electricity you currently use in your dairy shed, the location of your farm, and whether you have a heat recovery system and vat insulation in place).  The tool will then provide you with an output that places you on a graph that indicates your energy efficiency compared to other audited farms, and will estimate how much you could save by taking various steps.

The dairy farm efficiency tool incorporates data sourced from the DEEP project and EECA dairy shed initiatives.

The dairy farm efficiency tool assumes that installing a heat recovery system will result in a 24% saving, installing a variable speed drive will result in a 12% saving, and insulating your vat will result in a 6.5% saving.

While the tool can be used to provide a useful estimate, results may vary depending on the location of your dairy farm, and the systems and set up of your dairy farm.

This means that before relying on the results generated by the dairy farm efficiency tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

Energy Management Journey disclaimer

The energy management journey tool is designed to help you assess your business's energy costs, and to estimate how much you could save if you made certain changes.
You will be asked to provide information about your business's energy consumption and management, as well as general information about your business.  The tool will then provide you with a summary (including a graph) of how energy costs are broken down for a typical business in your sector.  The tool will suggest steps that you could take to reduce your energy costs, and will estimate the amount that you could save by taking those steps.

The energy management journey tool incorporates data sourced from the Energy end use database and from Energy NZ.

The energy management journey tool assumes that making energy efficiency improvements could save your business 10-20%, and that making fuel efficiency improvements could save your business 8-10%.

While the tool can be used to provide a useful estimate, results may vary depending on the location of your business, the systems and set up of your business, and factors such as fuel prices.

This means that before relying on the results generated by the energy management journey tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

For a full, tailored set of recommendations, contact one of EECA BUSINESS's expert Programme Partners. You can find them in our Programme Partner Directory, or through our Funding & Support pages.

Milk vat insulation savings calculator disclaimer

The milk vat insulation savings tool is designed to estimate how insulating your milk vat could help reduce your energy costs and speed up chilling. This tool is only applicable to outside vats and for the main vat if your farm has more than one vat.

You will be asked to provide information about your vat size, electricity unit costs, and the location of your farm.  The tool will then provide you with an estimate of the amount of money and electricity that you could save per year if you insulated your vat.  The tool will give you an approximate cost for insulating your vat, and will estimate how long it would take for you to make back the cost of insulation.  
The milk vat insulation savings tool incorporates data sourced from "Vat Insulation Benefit", a study by Jim Miller of Millbridge Consulting Limited.
The milk vat insulation savings tool assumes a typical dairy set-up, and bases its estimation of cooling time saved on average conditions over November, December and January.  
While the tool can be used to provide a useful estimate, results may vary depending on your dairy set-up, the temperature of milk from the precooler, milking time, refrigeration unit efficiency, and how exposed the vat is to the prevailing wind and to sunlight.
This means that before relying on the results generated by the milk vat insulation savings tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

Vehicle total cost of ownership tool disclaimer

The vehicle total cost of ownership tool is designed to assist consumers to easily compare the cost of buying, running and on-selling new vehicles.
You will be asked to indicate your vehicle needs (for example, what purchase price, type, and transmission you are looking for).  The tool will then provide you with a list of vehicles that meet your input requirements.  The tool will compare the estimated costs of different types of vehicles that meet your requirements.  

The vehicle total cost of ownership tool relies on data sourced from Optifleet.

 

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Initial results in the vehicle total cost of ownership tool are based based on default inputs, which are accessible while you use the tool. These can be modified to suit your requirements.

While the tool can be used to provide a useful estimate, results may vary depending on a number of factors, including changes to any of the assumptions specified in the default inputs, driver behaviour, and operating conditions.

This means that before relying on the results generated by the vehicle total cost of ownership tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

Heavy vehicle fleet self assessment disclaimer

The heavy vehicle fleet self assessment tool is designed to help you to assess the potential for improving fuel efficiency in your vehicle fleet.

You will be asked to provide information about your fleet of vehicles, fuel management, and vehicle maintenance.  The tool will then provide you an estimate of your savings potential.

Potential for savings is assessed based on behaviours and actions reported, including measurement and awareness. Actual savings potential may be greater or smaller than estimated due to the particular circumstances of your fleet.

This means that before relying on the results generated by Heavy vehicle fleet self assessment tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

Biomass calorific value calculator disclaimer

This tool is intended to provide general information and guidance. The figures produced by the tool are estimates only. This calculator was developed by, and remains the property of, SCION and is licensed to EECA for use on this website.

EECA has taken reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up-to-date.  However, no guarantee is made as to the currency or accuracy of information.  This means that before relying on this information, you should verify that this information is applicable to your situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.

Biomass boiler investment tool disclaimer

The biomass boiler investment tool is designed to assist you to assess the economic return on replacing an existing coal or gas boiler with a biomass boiler. This calculator was developed by, and remains the property of, SCION and is licensed to EECA for use on this website.

You will be asked to provide information about your biomass fuel type.  The tool will then provide you with your estimated total biomass, and the energy content of that biomass. While the tool can be used to provide a useful estimate, results may vary.
This means that before relying on the results generated by the biomass boiler investment tool, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and applicability of the results to your situation, and should obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your particular situation.  Please also review our website terms of use.