Energy efficiency programmes can help to cut energy bills and carbon footprints of schools, polytechnics and universities. Improving your building’s lighting, heating and cooling will create a healthier and more comfortable environment in which to teach and learn.
Find energy efficiency advice that’s relevant to other technologies and equipment you use:
Action sheets for schools
Our action sheets will help your school to identify energy efficiency improvements for:
- equipment and appliances [PDF 267KB]
- heating and cooling [PDF 104KB]
- lighting [PDF 117KB]
- new building projects [PDF 111KB]
- renewable energy [PDF 127KB]
- water heating [PDF 100KB]
Develop an energy plan
An energy management programme will help your organisation to get the most benefit from energy efficiency opportunities. Having an energy programme encourages your organisation to continue to use energy wisely and to make energy efficient thinking a part of your culture.
Funding and support
Support for large energy users
We partner with large businesses across New Zealand that spend more than $1 million a year on energy and have high carbon emissions. We work with them over the long term to make cost-effective energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.
Energy management plan
Our energy management support can help you to make saving energy and reducing emissions part of your business. Companies with energy management strategies generally save much more energy than those without because they continually review and manage energy use across a whole organisation.
If you want your business to make better use of energy or reduce your carbon footprint, our energy audits is an invaluable tool. An energy audit evaluates how energy is being used and identifies the energy and cost saving opportunities.
Universities, polytechnics, public and integrated schools can apply for loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that provide good examples for other organisations to follow.
Feasibility studies and business cases
We offer funding to help businesses find out the costs and technical aspects of an energy efficiency or renewable energy project before deciding whether to go ahead or not.