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We are committed to helping you find ways to save energy in your workplace.

In this section you will find a number of energy saving tips for your business, put together with the help of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).  You can also take a look at our Energy and Cost Savings Brochure (PDF 549KB) and help reduce your workplace energy usage. Whatever business you’re in, you can save money, energy, and help protect the environment through careful energy management.

We all have a role to play

As New Zealand’s largest renewable electricity generator, we take our responsibilities to New Zealand and the environment very seriously. If you’d like to receive more information about energy savings for your business, please contact our dedicated Business Team on 0800 496 777, Monday to Friday, between 7:30am and 5:30pm, or email business@meridianenergy.co.nz

Monitoring your energy usage

Identify when your business uses the most energy, and what the costs are. Use this information to help make decisions around energy reduction.

  • Meter checks
    Regularly check your meter, keeping records to see where peaks in usage are. Waiting for your next energy bill may be too late to avoid unnecessary costs.
  • Ask your staff
    Monitor all staff comments about comfort levels relating to heating, air conditioning and hot water. Increased feedback can point to a faulty system.
  • Staff awareness
    Run energy awareness campaigns to encourage your staff to switch off equipment when not in use. Involve them in all energy saving measures and listen to their suggestions – they may have a great idea!
  • Monitor and manage
    Walk around your premises each month to identify problems and check that energy saving measures are being implemented. Look for improvements.