The Christchurch Agency for Energy has established a $1.8 million fund to encourage the use of renewable energy and advanced energy efficiency measures in the central city rebuild.
Developers of buildings inside the four avenues can apply to the Christchurch Energy Grants Scheme to help meet the cost of technology to implement measures such as photovoltaic cells for electricity generation or drawing artesian water from beneath the city for heat exchange systems.
Eligible developments must be private sector developments with a building floor area of at least 1000 square metres. The grant will cover up to 30 per cent of capital plant costs, to a maximum of $300,000 per project. The Christchurch City Council will administer the fund on behalf of the energy agency trustees.
If you are interested in the Christchurch Energy Grant go to: www.targetsustainability.co.nz/christchurchenergygrant/ for more information.