EECA Awards finalists revealed

Winners will be revealed on Wednesday 23 May at an awards ceremony in Auckland. 

Listed carefully in alpha order, those finalists are:

Large Business Award – sponsored by Eco Insulation
• ASB – ‘Save Watt’ energy management programme
• Nelson Pine Industries – energy savings through motor system and heat optimisation
• SCA Hygiene Australasia – replacement of gas boilers with direct geothermal steam

Small Business Award – sponsored by Knauf Insulation
• Alpin Motel and Conference Centre, Rotorua – innovative heat exchange to capture renewable geothermal heat
• EcoSystems / Whanganui Pak N’Save – store-wide energy efficiency saves 40 percent
• Life Technologies, Christchurch – sustainability and energy saving initiatives

Innovation Award – sponsored by Fisher & Paykel
• Aurecon NZ / Dominion Salt – vacuum plant upgrade to expand capacity by 63 percent
• NIWA – biogas transport fuel demonstration project at Redvale Landfill
• Simply Energy – energy retail ‘white label’ services for distributed generation

Energy Management Award – sponsored by Contact Energy
• ASB – ‘Save Watt’ energy management programme
• DMS Progrowers – post-harvest energy management at Te Puke and Te Puna
• Nelson Pine Industries – energy savings through motor system and heat optimisation
• New Zealand Post Group – corporate sustainability programme

Transport Award – sponsored by Z Energy
• Air New Zealand – fleet fuel efficiency and carbon reduction
• Biodiesel New Zealand – development of ‘Biogold’ biofuel and market
• New Zealand Post Group – corporate sustainability / carbon reduction programme

Community Award – sponsored by Fujitsu General New Zealand
• Autex Industries – Warm Up Foxton project
• Greater Wellington Regional Council – Warm Greater Wellington scheme
• Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust – Tuwharetoa special insulation project

Renewable Energy Award
• Golden Bay Cement – fuel-switching to waste-derived bioenergy
• Lake District Health Board – Taupo Hospital conversion from coal heating to geothermal
• Talla Burn Generation – family-run hydro generation scheme

Public Sector Award
• Kapiti Coast District Council – energy saving and renewable energy projects
• New Plymouth District Council – energy management programme
• New Zealand Defence Force / Nature’s Flame – conversion of Waiouru base boiler from coal to wood pellets
• New Zealand Post Group – corporate sustainability / carbon reduction programme

More information about the finalists and their projects can be viewed at

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