The government has made it a priority to achieve broader outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods and services.
An energy strategy has been implemented by the government that has four priority areas focused on achieving a productive and low emissions economy. The priority areas are;
Agencies can support the energy strategy and attain greater energy sustainability through implementing an energy management programme. Key components of a good energy management plan are:
Counties Manukau Health (CMH) have seen the effects of a programme of monitoring and optimising their heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, which is saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in operational costs per year. For more details on CMH's plan and the results they have seen from it, check the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) website.