Energy and Emissions Reduction Project

Recognising a well planned and executed project that has improved energy-use and/or reduced carbon emissions.

Energy and Emissions Reduction Project Award

This Award is for individuals, project teams or organisations that have developed and implemented a successful, comprehensive energy management and/or emissions reduction project. Entrants must be able to demonstrate achievement in reducing energy consumption and/or emissions and costs, with a targeted, well-planned and executed strategy. This may include energy reductions due to ‘housekeeping' improvements, one-off projects or incorporating energy efficiency and emissions reduction into initial concepts or designs.


  • Goodman Property Trust 
    Using the NABERSNZ tool to assess the performance of buildings and provide a benchmark to measure system optimisation and upgrades has led to an overall targeted rating of 4.5 stars for Goodman Property’s seven waterfront commercial buildings, that support a 7,000 workforce. Lighting and HVAC are the main energy-efficiency heroes that have saved tenants more than $1.1 million in operating costs since 2014, and avoided 775 tonnes of carbon emissions so far.

Highly commended

  • Red Stag Timber
    Nothing is wasted at Red Stag Timber, now that all of its wood waste is used to create renewable energy instead of being trucked at landfill. The introduction of a third biomass boiler and a second steam turbine have made this waste-to-energy carbon-neutral process possible, along with a 22 per cent increase in timber production.  


  • Canterbury District Health Board
    Emissions have reduced at Burwood Hospital, even though the site underwent an expansion. Energy-efficient planning by Canterbury DHB meant that redevelopment saw a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions at the site. Switching from fossil fuel to biomass for their boilers is shrinking their carbon footprint and boosting their CEMARS sustainability goals.