Energy Efficiency Is Important

Energy efficiency is simply using less energy to provide the same level of energy service.

For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve the same temperature. Another example would be installing fluorescent lights and/or skylights instead of incandescent lights to attain the same level of illumination. A 13 watt fluorescent light bulb outputs the same amount of visible light as a 60 watt incandescent bulb, so you are getting more light for less energy.

We support improving the energy efficiency of industrial, commercial, farming and residential consumers in our community. Energy efficiency measures can contribute to improvements in the health and welfare of households through improved standards of living and comfort levels. There are also significant environmental benefits through reduced emissions and reduced impact on natural resources.

We can assist you in undertaking electrical and energy audits, and can even help you to make the changes that will save you money. - EECA works with businesses, government, local government, communities and individuals to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy into their everyday activities. - The Energy Management Association of New Zealand (Inc.) works to ensure that a continuing high standard of expertise in energy management and energy efficiency is available to industry, commerce and the public of New Zealand.