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Finalists announced for EECA Business Energy Management

1 November 2016

Finalists announced for EECA Business Energy Management Award

Judges for the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have announced the finalists for the EECA Business Energy Management Award.

The five finalists are: Capital and Coast District Health Board, ChargeNet NZ, Fonterra Edendale Site, Fulton Hogan (Bay of Plenty region) and NZ Bus.

The EECA Business Energy Management Award is a special award, open only to finalists in the Renewables and Mega Efficiency categories of the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. The finalists have to demonstrate significant energy efficiency through excellent energy management. They must have a record of achievement in reducing energy consumption and costs.

CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Rachel Brown says the Awards finalists are leading the transformation, locally and nationally, to a more sustainable New Zealand.

“Our awards are all about recognising the tremendous role businesses play in this transformation and how important it is for us to share their stories of success,” she says.

“Energy management is a critical part of New Zealand’s renewables future and practical, positive action on climate change. This group of finalists is sending a very strong signal into their own operations as well as to other businesses about the value of managing energy and moving to renewable energy sources.

“Their success shows that good energy management has the potential for companies to avoid the need to burn fossil fuels – just by focusing on efficient use of their existing resources. We hope their success will encourage them to do more, and others too.

“I congratulate these organisations on their achievement in reaching the finals of the Awards. I’m really looking forward to celebrating their achievements at our Awards night.”

Greg Visser, General Manager Business at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), congratulates the five finalists for the EECA Business Energy Management Award.

“These smart companies and organisations have shown what’s achievable through good energy management. I hope they inspire others to start looking at the benefits they can also gain.

“Reducing energy saves money, reduces emissions and improves productivity. That’s good for individual organisations and businesses and it’s good for the whole country,” he says.

The Award winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Thursday 17 November at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront. All are welcome and tickets are available to purchase.

Click here for further information about the EECA Business Energy Management Award finalists.

Click here for further information about the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, including other finalists.

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