Sourcing fuel for schools & commercial buildings

Unlike industrial users, schools and commercial buildings must almost always source their wood fuel from an external source.

Finding a wood fuel supplier

A list of suppliers who may be able to supply wood fuel for your organisation can be found on the wood fuel sector profiles section of the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand website. 

Bioenergy Association of New Zealand website - Wood fuel suppliers

Wood fuel type and burning technology

Before contacting a supplier you need to consider your wood fuel type and your wood fuel burning technology (it is very important to know what fuel specifications your combustion unit needs to optimise its capacity and efficiency). Wood pellets are sold by both manufacturers and retailers in 10 or 20kg bags or in bulk (by the one tonne bag or by the truck load).

More information

 Saving energy in schools - renewable energy [PDF 127KB]

 Wood energy options for schools and commercial buildings

Trident High School aims to be one of NZ's most energy efficient schools

Donovan Primary School wood energy project