Energy saving –
build a team to
cut your costs

Like you, we’re keen to see smart use of energy to keep costs down. Little things can add up to serious savings – and it’s a great team-building exercise as well. We’ve got ideas on how to get your whole team behind you as well as plenty of energy saving tips that often don’t cost a cent.

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Getting Started

Energy management works best when it’s part of the way your team operates day-to-day. Here are a few key tips on getting the ball rolling.

  • Appoint an energy management champion. To keep everything on track and enthusiasm high, you need someone dedicated to leading the charge. This could be the business owner or a team member.

  • Develop an energy management plan. Get a group together to identify the best ways to save energy then plan how to implement them. It’s a good idea to create some measurement systems as well.

  • Brief your staff. It’s critical you get everyone signed up and positive about the plan. Bring the team together to discuss the ideas and spell out what everyone needs to do and why. It helps to be specific, so create a list of actions they can refer to – and give them regular, positive reminders.


Energy saving for industrial & high users

For high electricity users such as large commercial and industrial sites, we have a programme of tailored solutions that can begin with a thorough audit by one of our accredited energy auditors.

To find out more about our Energy Solutions products and services  call us on 0800 271 271.


Energy Audits

We can arrange for an accredited energy auditor to undertake a multi-system, base-level energy audit for your business. They'll calculate the amount of energy consumed and the associated CO2 emissions for all refrigeration, thermal, compressed air, fan, pump, lighting and other industrial motorised systems.

They'll also identify areas where energy reductions can be made, recommend what you can do and provide estimated costs and potential savings on all energy saving proposals.

You'll get a comprehensive report including an analysis of the way energy is used by each system and identifying opportunities for improving efficiency. All opportunities will be set out to show energy savings, cost of implementation, and payback times.

In some cases you may be eligible for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) funding towards the cost of the audit. We can help you apply for this funding.

Energy Audit Fact Sheet 


Energy Monitoring

Energy Monitoring is fact based identification of the best opportunities for energy savings in your business by monitoring where energy is being used, assessment and prioritisation those energy saving areas, and development of an energy targeting programme, created with you, to tackle the most important areas.

Energy Monitoring Fact Sheet


Power Factor

Power Factor measures just how effectively your electrical equipment is converting live current into useful output power, like heat, light or mechanical motion. Some electricity network companies charge large power users if you have a low Power Factor. You’ll save money with improved Power Factor by lowering your kVA demand charges and/or reactive charges

Power Factor Fact Sheet


Demand Control

Demand Control is the temporary disconnection of non-essential load to reduce to peak demand – without impacting on business operations or comfort. By moving energy use to off-peak times, or switching off non-essential load, you could make serious savings. 

Demand Control Fact Sheet


Standby Generation

A Standby Generator is a solid back-up electrical system for your business that operates automatically. A Standby Generator can also help minimise electricity imports during network peak charge periods.

Standby Generation Fact Sheet


Thermal Imaging

Serious equipment faults can often be invisible. You need your equipment to be operating at its best with no risk of fire or failure. Thermal Imaging is a thorough, non-invasive, preventative, maintenance activity that will flag any safety issues straight away by pinpointing the location of faults so issues can be resolved, before serious problems occur.

Thermal Imaging Fact Sheet


Smart Lighting

When we tell you how much Smart Lighting could reduce your energy costs, you might feel a bit like a possum stuck in the headlights. In your offices alone you have the potential to save up to 40% of the energy costs associated with lighting. In your industrial areas, it could get as high as 75%. Lighting is one of the biggest areas in business for potential energy savings.

Source: eecabusiness.govt.nz/business-lighting

Smart Lighting Fact Sheet


To find out more about our Energy Solutions products and services call us on 0800 271 271.