Soaking up water excesses
A few environmentally friendly tweaks to Manawatu sports clubrooms and presto! 12 sports clubs will now save a combined 390,000 litres of water each year and prevent 35 tonnes of carbon emissions.
LiteClub is an initiative to help community sport save money and be environmentally friendly. Teams travel the country, visit sports clubs and upgrade clubrooms to improve electricity, water and waste efficiency.
During March they paid visits to Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua sports clubs upgrading 280 lightbulbs to LED, insulating two hot water cylinders and five metres of hot water pipes, instal-
By spending less on bills, money can go back into what really matters.
ling 11 water-saving tap aerators and 28 water-saving cistern weights, and setting up 45 indoor recycling points.
LiteClub’s Sam Maclean says by spending less on bills, money can go back into what really matters.
‘‘By providing clubs with efficient products and also installing them – all for free – LiteClub helps busy volunteers, saves money for sport, and shows that it can go hand-in-hand with an environmental win too.’’
The upgrades to lighting and hot water heating are calculated to free up 268,572 kWh and $82,188 over the lifetime of the new products, while water-saving devices will conserve 390,000 litres of water each year, preventing 35 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.