Energy Efficiency Grants for Christchurch Rebuilding

THE Christchurch Agency for Energy in New Zealand has established a $1.8 million fund to encourage the use of advanced energy efficiency measures and renewables in the central city rebuild.

Developers of buildings inside the four avenues, around the central part of the city, can apply to the Christchurch Energy Grants Scheme to help meet the cost of technology to implement measures.

Eligible developments must be private sector developments with a building floor area of at least 1000 square metres. The grant will cover up to 30 percent of capital plant costs, to a maximum of $300,000 per project. The Christchurch City Council will administer the fund on behalf of the energy agency trustees.

Christchurch was rocked by multiple earthquakes over 2010 and 2011, resulting in loss of life and substantial property damage - leading to major rebuilding work.

Picture of Christchurch cathedral by Peterl [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday 15th August 2013

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