Energy Efficiency and Conservation
This page provides information and links on how to achieve energy efficiency in homes and businesses in Porirua City.
Energy efficiency and conservation is important in New Zealand
New Zealand's electricity supply relies primarily on a national generation grid based on dam water reserves supplemented by wind, gas, coal and diesel powered generators.
Increased energy use places greater demands on existing energy resources. It is therefore important we take all reasonable steps to conserve energy.
Users should adopt conservation measures in their energy consumption
You can assist conservation and reduce your energy bill by adopting prudent energy saving practices i.e., turning off unused lights and appliances and installing insulation etc.
For more on how you can do this, check the links below.
The Sustainability Trust is currently delivering 2 programmes that benefit Porirua residents. Please go to the Sustainability Trust website from the link below for further details.
The first programme is called Porirua Healthy Homes
The Sustainability Trust is able to offer insulation subsidies of up to 75% for Community Service Card Holders. Saving money and improving health are two good reasons to insulate your home.
The second programme is Wellington Curtain Bank
Free curtains for Community Service Card holders. The Sustainability Trust runs the Wellington Curtain Bank. Please contact the Trust if you need fitted, lined curtains for your living room.
Links to more energy information