Energise Ōtaki is collecting names of architects, draughtsmen, builders etc who will work in a sustainable way. Email us to put your name in the list.
Overall, Ōtaki is only 37% efficient. This shows a huge potential for improving energy efficiency. The report also examines emerging technology paths.
The Kapiti Coast District Council has a LED street light replacement programme. Miro St, Otaki, has recently had new LED lights installed.
Otaki swimming pool has the largest solar array in New Zealand. As at May 2014 it has recorded 205,000 kWh of energy production.
Otaki College and Blended Fuel Solutions have developed an Alternative Fuel Programme as part of the Year 12 Chemistry Accredited curriculum.
The Otaki College diesel vans and its lawnmower are now running on cleaner blended fuel. The local bus company also joined the blended fuel trial.
In 2011 the Council and Electra installed a 2.0 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic system on the Ōtaki Library and Memorial Hall as a demonstration project.
A fbattery-electric powered rubbish collection truck can now be found operating on Otaki's streets.
The Little Greenie 2013 project based at the Clean Technology Centre, focused on teaching young people to build a demonstration home that was healthy, sustainable and energy efficient.
What are businesses and households doing now to reduce their energy costs and use? A project is underway to find out.