TO LAND THE SUPREME AWARD YOU NEED THE RIGHT AP­PROACH

Element - - Technology - The EECA Awards cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence in en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and re­new­able en­ergy. Read about all the win­ners, and find out how you can put en­ergy to work in your busi­ness at eecabusi­ness.govt.nz

Con­grat­u­la­tions Air New Zealand, EECA Awards 2012 Supreme Win­ner for out­stand­ing use of en­ergy Air New Zealand has flown off with the top ac­co­lade at the EECA Awards 2012, thanks to a con­certed com­pany-wide ef­fort and some very clever think­ing. Like ‘just-in-time’ re­fu­elling to re­duce fuel waste, and adding aero­dy­namic winglets to its 767s to in­crease fuel ef­fi­ciency – all of which has helped cut fuel use by 15%. The air­line saved more than $500m in fuel costs since start­ing its pro­gramme and cut CO2 emis­sions by 142,000 tonnes per year. Con­grat­u­la­tions Air New Zealand, an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how Kiwi busi­nesses can reap the ben­e­fits of bet­ter en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

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