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2014 EECA Awards finalists revealed

2014 EECA Awards finalists revealed


New Zealand’s most exciting energy-saving and renewable energy projects have been revealed, with the 2014 EECA Awards finalists announced today.
The EECA Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in energy efficiency or renewable energy. This year, a record 150 entries were received across ten categories.

“We’ve had an excellent range of high-quality entries this year, giving rise to a first-rate group of finalists,” said EECA Chief Executive Mike Underhill.

“These organisations have stepped outside business-as-usual to tackle energy use head on. Whether they’re driven by improving productivity, keeping families warm, or reducing CO2 emissions, they’ve all achieved great results and are helping make New Zealand as a whole, healthier and more competitive.

“All our finalists have inspiring stories to tell. We’re looking forward to seeing who will take home the awards in May.”
Collectively, the 2014 Award entries will save or generate energy worth around $100 million to entrants over the life of the projects, and reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes. On top of this, the combined health benefits are estimated at around $24 million a year. Winners will be revealed on Wednesday 28 May at a ceremony in Auckland. The event is hosted by EECA with support from Principal Sponsors Fujitsu General NZ, Opus International Consultants and Vector.

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges will present the Supreme Award, which is selected from the winners of each category. This year a special Christchurch Energy Champion award has been added, to recognise people and projects working to improve energy use in the city’s rebuild.

The 2014 EECA Awards Finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Community Award – sponsored by Fujitsu General New Zealand
Auckland City Council
Kapiti Coast District Council
Little Greenie Building Education
Ngati Hine Health Trust

Public Sector Award – sponsored by Opus International Consultants
Auckland War Memorial Museum
AUT University
Kapiti Coast District Council
Unitec

Energy Leadership Award – sponsored by Vector
Bob Burnett, Bob Burnett Architecture
Debbie Summer, NZ Post
Martin Fryer, Auckland International Airport

Energy Management Award – sponsored by Philips NZ
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Cold Storage Nelson and Simply Energy
DNZ Property Fund
Kapiti Coast District Council

Large Business Award – sponsored by Buddle Findlay
Auckland International Airport
ASB
DNZ Property Fund
Momentive Specialty Chemicals / Energy Plant Solutions

Small Business Award – sponsored by Knauf Insulation
Eagle Airways
EcoSystems / Wellington St Properties
Gridspy
K&L Nurseries

Transport Award
BP Oil
ERoad

Renewable Energy Award – sponsored by Right House
Government of Tokelau
Honeywell / Southern District Health Board
Wood Energy NZ

Innovation Award – sponsored by Z Energy
K&L Nurseries
Momentive Specialty Chemicals / Energy Plant Solutions
Ngati Hine Health Trust

Christchurch Energy Champion Award – sponsored by Christchurch Agency for Energy

Christchurch Energy Action
Opus International Consultants
Tait Communications
TM Consultants

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