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EECA announces new commercial lighting initiative + free seminars

posted Mar 13, 2012, 5:14 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"The $4 million commercial sector efficiency lighting programme, funded from a levy paid by all electricity consumers, is being set up by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority"

"Lighting in commercial buildings, such as food stores, offices, hospitals, shops, schools, hotels and motels, accounts for about 20 per cent per cent of the total energy used by the commercial sector.

Efficient lighting controls, such as daylight harvesting, where lights automatically adjust in response to the amount of daylight in a space, offer substantial savings.

"Reducing this energy use by just 20 per cent through the use of more efficient lighting and controls could save New Zealand more than $40m of energy every year," said Brander"


"With EECA’s support, EMANZ is holding 7 FREE seminars in the 5 main centres around New Zealand from March to May this year to provide those interested with the latest information around commercial lighting technologies and commercial arrangements. There will be two separate seminars in each main centre - one for a technical audience (designers, engineers, architects) and one for a non technical audience (Corporate tenants, facilities managers etc). Considerable interest has already been shown, so it is important that you register early in order to secure a place at these seminars"

Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.