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NZ Retailers Association seeks efficiency model participants

posted Nov 8, 2012, 2:32 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"Energy Shop - a new scheme launched today aims to improve profitability in New Zealand’s retail sector - through lower energy costs. The New Zealand Retailers Association has partnered with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to improve energy efficiency and cut costs for retailers, nationwide. "The Energy Shop scheme is a great opportunity for retailers to enhance their environmental credentials while reducing energy costs," says Karen Chaney, EECA Commercial Programme Manager. Under the scheme around 200 retailers will get EECA Business funding towards energy assessments and developing energy management plans. The programme will target 50 small, 100 medium and 50 large retail sites. Depending on the size of their energy spend, those sites that achieve a 10% energy saving will benefit by between $600 and $76,000 a year"