Reducing the carbon footprint of New Zealand’s commercial buildings

Property Council, in collaboration with the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) are looking forward to bringing more New Zealand businesses along on the journey to a low emissions economy with the launch of its Commercial Buildings Decarbonisation Pathway – the newest sector in EECA’s Sector Decarbonisation Programme.

The guided five-step pathway is especially designed for New Zealand commercial buildings owners and managers, supporting them to reduce their building’s energy emissions with free access to bespoke tools and resources, designed exclusively for the sector by industry experts. 

Commercial buildings in New Zealand account for around 9.4% of the country’s carbon emissions so the sector represents a significant opportunity for decarbonisation.

“The programme encourages knowledge sharing and best practice to help businesses understand how to use their existing equipment and processes as efficiently as possible to reduce overall energy use,” says Nicki Sutherland, EECA Group Manager, Business. 

“The goal is to reduce energy use and costs, with a flow on to emissions, and make fuel switching possible and cheaper later.” 

The Commercial Buildings Decarbonisation Pathway is the fourth installation of our Sector Decarbonisation Programme. Visit the EECA website to dive into the covered cropping, brewing and coffee sectors and see what pathways are up next.

The pathway has been designed in collaboration with NZGBC, Facilities Management Association of New Zealand, and is endorsed by the Property Council New Zealand. 

Visit the EECA website to register for the Commercial Buildings Decarbonisation Pathway and receive bespoke tools, resources and information to help decarbonise New Zealand’s commercial building sector here.

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