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Auckland City keen to retain power savings

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20 June 2003


Auckland City keen to retain power savings

Auckland City Council will try to lock in place power savings which have averaged 19 per cent for several weeks across its major buildings and facilities.

Complimenting staff on their conservation efforts during the threat of power shortages, Auckland City chief executive Bryan Taylor said that the measures had produced increased energy efficiency with no effect on the workplace.

“It’s important that we lock those efficiencies in place,” he says. “For that reason we will continue to monitor our usage on a weekly basis for an indefinite period.”

Feature lighting of council buildings and landmarks will remain off for the time being.

Energy savings measures have been operating in the Civic Building, Bledisloe Building, Graham Street, Art Gallery, Central Library and the Zoo.

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