WWF- New Zealand has awarded $6,700 for the energy conservation science programme at Otaki College. The programme will proceed alongside the photovoltaic installation project.
Energise Otaki is focused on practical projects and actions that can be undertaken by groups, businesses, families and individuals. Useful information that may be of assistance to taking action is listed below.
The Clean Tech Tower in the Clean Technology Park, completed in 2013 has the full range of environmentally sustainable technologies.
The Sustainable Home and Garden Show, usually held in March each year is fun and informative.
Key organisations who provide active support for the Energise Otaki initiative.
A project is underway to identify the best ways to measure progress and the best way to source necessary information.
With support from Council, groups of neighbours spend nine months competing to reduce their environmental footprint. That includes focusing on energy use.
A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kapiti Coast District Council.
If you have a project in mind there may be grants or other funding that you can apply for. Look here for some possible funding sources.
Otaki College is exploring the possibility of wood pellet gasification to feed its existing school boiler used for heating.